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):

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

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.

Location Map:


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 )