Other ID: FRNL FA 87-3; Leg 3
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Dennis W. O'Leary
Affiliate Investigator(s): Eric Darlington - IOS, UK
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.
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Start Date: 1987-03-28
End Date: 1987-04-25
Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Air gun, XBT, Racal/Decca Hyperfix, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Magnavox satellite positioning system, GLORIA sidescan, Geomechanique streamer, ABC navigation system, Geometrics G-856 magnetometer
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
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;
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.
FAN 1987-010-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to http://www.geomapapp.org/ and http://www.virtualocean.org/. See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/images.php?cruise=1987-010-FA.