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Field Activity Details for field activity 1970-008-FA

Other ID: 70-20

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David W. Folger

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sampling; time series oceanographic measurements; seismic profiling.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1970-07-20

End Date: 1970-07-24

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Temperature and salinity, Niskin water sampler, Surface water temperature, Geodyne current meter, Seabed drifters, Raytheon radar, Loran-A, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Samples: 16; Seismics: 3.5 kHz sub-bottom profiles.

Staff: Bradford Butman, David W. Folger, Charles J. O'Hara, Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Staff:
R. Burrows

Notes: Project = MA DPW Co-op, MA DPW Co-op


Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.8 South: 42.3 West: -70.85 East: -70.7


photo of Verrill, A. E.
Verrill, A. E.


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL:

Tucholke, B.E., Oldale, R. N., and Hollister, C. D., 1972, Map showing echo-sounding survey (3.5 kHz) of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, western Gulf of Maine: U.S. Geological Survey Map I-716, 1 sheet.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Geodyne current meter --- Current
Seabed drifters --- Current
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
Surface water temperature --- Temperature
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1970-008-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB, UNKNOWN samples)
Loran-A --- Navigation
Raytheon radar --- Navigation
Visual navigation --- Navigation
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1970-008-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
1970-008-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of SMALL CAN)

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