USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-013-FA

Other ID: AR5-97

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Investigator(s): Pat McCrory

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Inner shelf sidescan and seismic mapping for Quaternary sediment processes and distribution and Quaternary faulting and folding.


Start Date: 1997-07-07

Start Port/Location: Arberdeen, WA

End Date: 1997-07-14

End Port/Location: La Push, WA

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar, ISIS, GeoPulse system, 3.5 kHz, Echosounder, DGPS, ARGO

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Foster, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:
Scott Harrison - watchstander/sidescan processor - St.Pete

Notes: This is part of the Menlo Park Cascadia Program. Original Center People field contained: Tom O'Brien - Electronic technician, Dave Foster - Seismic processor.
Project = SW Washington Coastal Erosion and Cascadia Hazards, SW Washington Coastal Erosion and Cascadia Hazards


Inner Shelf, Washington, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 47.5 South: 47 West: -125 East: -124.4


photo of Mcarthur


Foster, D.S., McCrory, P. A., and O'Brien, T. F., 2001, Archive of Boomer subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise MCAR 97013, Washington Shelf, 7-14 July 1997: .

McCrory, P.M., Danforth, William W., O'Brien, Thomas F., and Foster, David S., 2004, Archive of sidescan-sonar data and DGPS navigation data collected during Cruise 97013, Washington Shelf, 6 July-14 July 1997: .

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler --- Biology
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
ISIS --- Sidescan
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data ( )
1997-013-FA-SE-001 ( Raw SEGY data)
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Echosounder --- Single Beam
DGPS --- Navigation
1997-013-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation data)
ARGO --- Photo