USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1989-024-FA

Other ID: ATL2 120-2; ALVIN 2160

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): William B. F. Ryan - Chief Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory LDEO

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Submersible Observations

Scientific Purpose/Goals: ALVIN sea trials; video, photography, sampling.


Start Date: 1989-08-21

Start Port/Location: St. George, Bermuda

End Date: 1989-08-31

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Video camera - deep sea, Camera- deep sea, Grab sampler, Submersible Observation

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Still images: 1 reel 35-mm color film; moving images: 2 8-mm video tapes; samples: carbonates, sediments, piston and gravity cores.

Staff: David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:
William Ryan - Ch. Sci.

Notes: Lamont-Doherty core descriptions may be accessed via the On-Line Data Resources Samples link. Submitted 01/08/09 by A. Orton for D. Twichell. Data Curator: William Ryan, LDEO.


Atlantic Continental Slope off New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 39.16667 South: 38.33333 West: -73.0833 East: -72.16667


photo of Alvin
photo of Atlantis II
Atlantis II


Pratson, L.F., Ryan, William B.F., Mountain, Gregory S., and Twichell, David C., 1994, Submarine canyon initiation by downslope-eroding sediment flows; evidence in late Cenozoic strata on the New Jersey continental slope: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 106 no. 3, doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(1994)106<0395:SCIBDE>2.3.CO;2.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Grab sampler --- Biology
Submersible Observation --- Submersible Observations
1989-024-FA-NL-002 ( Summary of ALVIN Dive 2160 provided on WHOI's public webpages.)