USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-023-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sonobouy, Seismics: Boomer, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Shallow water, high-resolution reflection and refraction seismology utilizing an explosive sound source, 3-axis geophone and single hydrophone sensors, and a sonobuoy telemetry system. Additionally, a USGS ocean-bottom seismograph was deployed.


Start Date: 1984-11-08

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1984-11-08

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, Seismic refraction, ORE GeoPulse, Loran-C, Del Norte, transponder net

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: All equipment worked well. There seems to be an electronic coupling problem between the geophone system and the sonobuoy transmitters. This problem will be addressed this winter and the experiment will be attempted again in Spring of 1985.

Staff: David Mason, Thomas O'Brien, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Tom Brocher - WHOI


Location Map:


photo of Neecho


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
Seismic refraction --- Sonobouy
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Loran-C --- Navigation
Del Norte, transponder net --- Navigation