USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-025-FA

Other ID: GSI Party 2451

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kim D. Klitgord

Affiliate Investigator(s): Richard Wise - Ch. Sci., USGS-Denver; Charles Rowell - GSI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To conduct a multichannel seismic reflection survey from the northeastern section of Georges Bank, Georges Shoals area, continuing NNE through the Gulf of Maine to the approach of Penobscot Bay as part of the Deep Crustal Studies program. Work to be performed by Geophysical Service Inc. aboard the M/V POLAR PRINCE.


Start Date: 1984-11-16

Start Port/Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

End Date: 1984-11-21

End Port/Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, Simrad EC - 810 echo sounder, Magnavox satellite positioning system, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: CDP multichannel seismic reflection lines 1 and 1A were shot from the northeastern section of Georges Bank in Georges Shoals area and continued NNE to the approach of Penobscot Bay; 221 km, 4420 shot points.


Affiliate Staff:
Richard Wise - Ch. Sci.
USGS-Denver; GSI: Charles Rowell - Ops Supervisor
Frank Stark - Sr. Admin.
Eric Clow - Party Mgr.
Dom Accardo - Sr. CMS Operator
Roger Locke - CMS Operator
Tony Knee - DFS V Operator
Bryan Pinsent - DFS V Operator
Gary Stabback - Explorationist
Ken O'Gorman - Explorationist
Eric Humber - Compressor Mech.
Scott Brennan - Compressor Mech.
Ed Gaulton - Airgun Specialist
Tony Clarke - Airgun Specialist
Wally Power - Airgun Specialist

Project = Deep Crustal Studies, Deep Crustal Studies


Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 43.75 South: 41.75 West: -68.55 East: -68


photo of Polar Prince
Polar Prince



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1984-025-FA-SE-001-02 ( Seismic Lines (SEG-Y files) DEMUX Data)
1984-025-FA-SE-001-03 ( Seismic Lines (SEG-Y files) STACK Data)
1984-025-FA-SE-001-04 ( Files summary)
1984-025-FA-SE-001-01 ( CD ROM disk of 1A-1 STACKS 1,2,3,4,5, 1A-2 STACKS 6,7,8, 1A-3 1,2,3,4SP245-549, 1A-4 5,6,7,8SP550-894, 1A-5 9,10,11,12SP894-1181, 1A-6 13,14,15,16SP1183-1501, 1A-7 17,18,19,20SP1502-2075, 1A-8 21,22,23,24SP2076-2359, 1A-9 25,26,27,28SP2360-2673, 1A-10 29,30,31,32SP2673-2987, 1A-11 33,34,35,36SP2987-3300, 1A-12 37,38,39,40SP3300-3646, 1A-13 41,42,43,44SP3646-3986, 1A-14 45,46,47,48SP4254-4155, 1A-15 49,50,51,52SP4171-4534, )
Simrad EC - 810 echo sounder --- Single Beam
Magnavox satellite positioning system --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation
1984-025-FA-LN-001 ( CDP navigation trackline plot for field activity 84025)
1984-025-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation (text file) Shotpoint navigation file.)