USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-029-FA

Other ID: Asterias 90-8-13

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: A qualitative test of overall instrument performance of the USGS OBS and WHOI OBH, including mechanical and electronic components (i.e., full instrument deployment and recovery; recording of small shots at different azimuths and distances).


Start Date: 1990-08-13

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1990-08-13

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Ocean Bottom Seismometer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Deborah Hutchinson, Marinna Martini, Gregory Miller

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Beecher Wooding
Ken Peal

Project = OBS Development, OBS Development

Location Map:


photo of Asterias


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1990-029-FA-NL-001 ( Chief Scientist's cruise report with ship movement, personnel, OBS and OBH equipment notes, shot times and locations, and trackmap. )
Ocean Bottom SeismometerTest cruise only, no data was recordedOcean Bottom Seismometer
No data was collected