USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-007-FA

Other ID: FER 94-3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Bank, Tillies Bank, Tillies Basin, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collection of seismic reflection data for determining the geologic framework of Stellwagen Bank, Tillies Bank and Tillies Basin.


Start Date: 1994-10-18

Start Port/Location: Provincetown, MA

End Date: 1994-10-22

End Port/Location: Provincetown, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Water gun (wh), Boomer, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The cruise was very successful in accomplishing all the original "landslide" expectations for total trackline coverage. Data quality was excellent and overall resolution of the reflectors was enhanced by displaying the data on two channels of the EPC recorder at different sweep rates. Interpretation of the acoustic basement reflectors should be possible from this data set resulting in a more complete understanding of the geologic framework of Stellwagen Bank. Transect lines: 32.

Staff: VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, David Nichols, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Byron Stone - USGS-Hartford

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rick Rendigs - Ch. Sci., Dave Nichols - seismics, VeeAnn Cross - seismics.

Project = Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary, Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary

Location Map:


photo of Ferrel


(Single Channel seismic)

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1994-007-FA-LN-002 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV-GPS L01-04, NAV-GPS L04-14, NAV-GPS L14-21, NAV-GPS L21-26, NAV-GPS + MARKFILE, )
1994-007-FA-LN-001-02 ( Processed navigation data in text file format.)
1994-007-FA-LN-001 ( DGPS Navigation data in text format: 8 files.)
1994-007-FA-LN-001-01 ( DGPS Navigation Printout)
1994-007-FA-LN-001-03 ( Differential Loran navigation printout containing Julian day, 5-minute fixes, latitude, longitude, and disk number. )
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1994-007-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1994-007-FA-SE-001-01 ( Best basic version (processed) seismic data in SEG-Y format.)
1994-007-FA-SE-001 ( Single channel seismic data: 32 tracklines (650 km) in SEG-Y format on 3 8mm tapes.)