USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-004-FA

Other ID: GM 86-06

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: eastern Georges Bank, Corsair Canyon, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bathymetric survey of Corsair Canyon and Georges Bank.


Start Date: 1986-04-20

Start Port/Location: Davisville, RI

End Date: 1986-04-24

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Because of adverse weather conditions, the survey was limited to a total of 18.5 hours in Corsair Canyon area. 3.5 kHz data: 167 km.

Staff: David Twichell, Page Valentine, Steve Mateus

Affiliate Staff:
Clifford Newell (NMFS)
Tom Meyer (NMFS)

Project = Biostratigraphic and Depositional Framework - U.S. Atlantic Margin, Biostratigraphic and Depositional Framework - U.S. Atlantic Margin

Location Map:


photo of Gloria Michelle
Gloria Michelle


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation