USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-009-FA

Other ID: OC463

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,

Principal Investigator(s): Jason Chaytor

Affiliate Investigator(s): Chris Baxter, URI

Information Specialist(s): Jason Chaytor

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Coring ops.


Start Date: 2010-06-15

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2010-06-21

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Box corer, Knudsen 1600 USB 1.2 kW with 2 Massa transducers (3.5 kHz), DGPS, Corer - slow

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The objective of this coring cruise was to investigate in detail the stratigraphy and age of several significant slope failures along the continental slope and rise south of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Twenty-three piston cores were collected (~110 m of core). This project is a collaborative effort between the URI Department of Ocean Engineering and the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center.

Staff: Katherine McMullen, Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Tim Elfers
WCMG; Kevin O'Toole; Cody Jones
UMass; Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer
Laval University; Rich Genovesi
URI; Chris O'Reilly
URI; Matt Jenson
URI; Don DeGroot
UMass; Ethan Beise
Bryant University; Maia ten Brink
Princeton University

Notes: Project = Potential Tsunami Sources, Potential Tsunami Sources

Location Map:


photo of Oceanus


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
Knudsen 1600 USB 1.2 kW with 2 Massa transducers (3.5 kHz) --- Sub Bottom Profiler
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - slow --- Geology