USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-021-FA

Other ID: 82-5

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: New Hampshire Continental Shelf, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Newburyport, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Jack Connell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Francis S. (Frank) Birch, Associate Professor, U. of New Hampshire

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map bedrock, glacial sediments, and post-glacial sediments on the continental shelf between Portsmouth, NH and Newburyport, MA out to the 100 m contour.


Start Date: 1982-07-07

Start Port/Location: New Castle, NH Coast Guard Station

End Date: 1982-07-19

End Port/Location: New Castle, NH Coast Guard Station

Equipment Used: Sidescan sonar, Marine magnetometer, Boomer, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom data: 600 km; Magnetics: 600 km.

Staff: Jack Connell

Affiliate Staff:
Eric Kelcher
technician; Francis S. Birch - Associate Professor
U. of New Hampshire (UNH); Jay A. Borkland

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jack Connell, boat operator; Eric Kelcher, technician.
Project = Geophysical Study of Glacial Deposits and Bedrock on the Inner Continental Shelf of New Hampshire, Geophysical Study of Glacial Deposits and Bedrock on the Inner Continental Shelf of New Hampshire

Location Map:


photo of Neecho


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
Boomer --- Boomer
Loran-C --- Navigation
1982-021-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 82021)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1982-021-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1982-021-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( UNI) for lines )