USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1983-005-FA

Other ID: 83-10

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James S. Booth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate the ages, causes, and types of mass wasting.


Start Date: 1983-08-10

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1983-08-31

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Piezometer, Corer - slow, Integrated Navigation System, 3.5 kHz

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Piston cores: 45.

Staff: James S. Booth, Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, Ronald C. Circe, Alfred Dahl, James E. Dodd, John C., Jr. Hampson, Barry Irwin, Gregory Miller, Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Ellen Gray; Hal Olsen (USGS-Denver); Tom Rice (USGS-Denver); Horst Brandes (University of Rhode Island); Dan Stapleton (University of Rhode Island)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jim Booth, Ron Circe, Bud Dahl, Jim Dodd, Ellen Gray, Jack Hampson, Barry Irwin, Greg Miller, Larry Poppe, Rick Rendigs, Kathy Scanlon.


Continental Slope and Rise from Alvin Canyon to Baltimore Canyon, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 39.72722 South: 36.59278 West: -72.86 East: -70.74861


photo of Gyre


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Piezometer --- Conductivity
Corer - slow --- Geology
1983-005-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Integrated Navigation System --- Navigation
1983-005-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-SAT-INS, )
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1983-005-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of SEE #424 - ALSO GYRE 83-10 3.5 SINGLE-CHANNEL)
1983-005-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )