USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-010-FA

Other ID: FRNL FA 87-3; Leg 3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Dennis W. O'Leary

Affiliate Investigator(s): Eric Darlington - IOS, UK

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To obtain complete GLORIA long-range sidescan sonar image coverage within the area of operations as well as ancilliary seismic reflection profile data and magnetometer profile data. Pursuant to Project Implementation Plan no. 7, Annex 8, between USGS and National Environment Research Council (NERC) of the U.K.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1987-03-28

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1987-04-25

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: GLORIA sidescan, 3.5 kHz, Air gun, Geomechanique streamer, XBT, ABC navigation system, Geometrics G-856 magnetometer, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Racal/Decca Hyperfix, Magnavox satellite positioning system

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: GLORIA Sidescan sonar: 10,042 km total (U.S. EEZ: 6882 km; Canada Rise: 3160 km); Airgun: 10,042 km total (U.S. EEZ: 6882 km; Canada Rise: 3160 km); 3.5 kHz: 10,042 km total (U.S. EEZ: 6882 km; Canada Rise: 3160 km); 10 kHz: 10,042 km total (U.S. EEZ: 6882 km; Canada Rise: 3160 km); XBT: 27 total; Magnetics: 10,042 km total (U.S. EEZ: 6882 km; Canada Rise: 3160 km).

Staff: Dennis W. O'Leary, Eric A. Schmuck

Affiliate Staff:
James Vaughn - USGS-Menlo Park; John Hughes-Clark - co-chief sci.
CGS; Gerard Costello - CHS; Roy Sparkes - CGS; Eric Darlington
Mick Gooden
David Gunn
Ross Walker
Linton Wedlock
Steven Williams
Max Dobson - IOS

Notes:
Project = East Coast GLORIA Survey, East Coast GLORIA Survey

Location:

Hudson Canyon, New England continental slope and rise, New England Sea Mounts, New York, Massachusetts, United States EEZ, Nova Scotia Rise, Canada, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.5 South: 37.8 West: -72.5 East: -61.25

Platform(s):

photo of Farnella
Farnella

Publications

Chaytor, J.D., Twichell, D.C., and ten Brink, U. S., 2012, A reevaluation of the Munson-Nygren-Retriever Submarine Landslide Complex, Georges Bank Lower Slope, Western North Atlantic: In: Y. Yamada et al (Ed.), Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences Book. Springer, doi: DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2162-3_12,.

Chaytor, J.D., Twichell, D.C., ten Brink, U.S., Buczkowski, B.J. and Andrews, B.D., 2007, Revisiting submarine mass movements along the U.S. Atlantic continental margin; implications for tsunami hazards, in V. Lykousis, D. Sakellariou, and J. Locat, eds., Submarine mass movements and their consequences: Springer, Netherlands, .

Chaytor, J.D., ten Brink, Uri S., Solow, Andrew R., and Andrews, Brian D., 2009, Size distribution of submarine landslides along the U.S. Atlantic margin: Marine Geology, v. 264 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.08.007.

Geist, E.L., Lynett, Patrick J., and Chaytor, Jason D., 2009, Hydrodynamic modeling of tsunamis from the Currituck landslide: Marine Geology, v. 264 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.09.005.

Lubinski, D., Hughes-Clarke, John, Dillon, William, O'Leary, Dennis, Popenoe, Peter, Robb, James, and Schmuck, Eric, 1990, Magnetic and bathymetric data from R/V FARNELLA Cruises FRNL87-1, 87-2, 87-3, 87-4, and 87-5 in the U.S. Atlantic Margin EEZ, southern Blake Escarpment, and Nova Scotia continental rise: 11 URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr90254, download PDF.

ten Brink, U.S., Barkan, R., Andrews, B.D., and Chaytor, J.D., 2009, Size distributions and failure initiation of submarine and subaerial landslides: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 287 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.07.031.

Twichell, D.C., Paskevich, V., Delorey, C.,, 1998, GLORIA sidescan-sonar field data and navigation data collected off Puerto Rico in 1985 and the eastern United States in 1987: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of98-619/.

Twichell, D.C., Chaytor, Jason D., ten Brink, Uri S., and Buczkowski, Brian, 2009, Morphology of late Quaternary submarine landslides along the U.S. Atlantic continental margin: Marine Geology, v. 264 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.01.009.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GLORIA sidescan --- Sidescan
GLORIA sidescan data ( )
1987-010-FA-SO-002 ( CD ROM disk of GLORIA ATLANTIC GEOTIFF, GLORIA US EAST COAST GEOTIFF, GLORIA IMAGES, GLORIA IMAGES, GLORIA/MOSAIC 1-10;TIF,*, GLORIA/MOSAIC 11-23;TIF,*, )
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
NGDC MGD77 data ( )
1987-010-FA-BA-002 ( Digital tape(s) of RAW GLORIA, NV-BTHY-MAG, SEIS, PROCESSED GLORIA, )
1987-010-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape(s) of RAW GLORIA, NV-BTHY-MAG, SEIS, PROCESSED GLORIA, )
1987-010-FA-BA-003 ( CD ROM disk of GLORIA ATLANTIC GEOTIFF, GLORIA US EAST COAST GEOTIFF, GLORIA IMAGES, GLORIA IMAGES, GLORIA/MOSAIC 1-10;TIF,*, GLORIA/MOSAIC 11-23;TIF,*, )
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Geomechanique streamer --- Temperature
1987-010-FA-SE-003-02 ( Raw SEGY seismic data)
1987-010-FA-SE-003-01 ( Line list)
1987-010-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
Air gun data ( )
XBT --- Temperature
ABC navigation system --- Navigation
Nav data ( )
1987-010-FA-LN-001-02 ( Trackline map colored by leg for FARNELLA cruises 87-1, 87-2, 87-3, 87-4, and 87-5.)
1987-010-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation file containing two-minute fixes. )
1987-010-FA-LN-001-01 ( Trackmap for US East Coast FARNELLA cruises 87-1 (FA 87004), 87-2 (FA 87008), 87-3 (FA 87010), 87-4 (FA 87015), and 87-5 (FA 87018).)
Geometrics G-856 magnetometer --- Magnetics
NGDC MGD77 data ( )
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
Racal/Decca Hyperfix --- Navigation
Magnavox satellite positioning system --- Navigation