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Field Activity Details for field activity 1973-001-FA

Other ID: LYNCH 73

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John S. Schlee

Affiliate Investigator(s): Patrick Taylor - USN Oceanographic Office

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geophysical survey.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1973-05-20

End Date: 1973-06-15

Equipment Used: Air gun, Seismic refraction, Single channel hydrophone, Echosounder, Gravity meter (wh), Loran-C, Marine magnetometer

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected continuous seismic profiles (Lines AB, BD, DE, EF, FG, and GH), sidescan sonar, gravity, and magnetics (deep towed magnetometer over quiet magnetic zone).

Staff: Frank W. Jennings, Robert E. Mattick, John S. Schlee

Affiliate Staff:
Bill Osburn (Univ. of Delaware); David Greenwalt
Tom Getz
Clive Hulick
Jim Strauss; Donald McNair



Atlantic continental slope, rise and margin, offshore Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.5 South: 34.8 West: -75.25 East: -65.65


photo of Lynch


Schlee, J., Mattick, R. E., Taylor, D. J., Girard, O. W., Grow, J., Rhodehamel, E. C., Perry, W. J., Jr., Bayer, K. C., Furbush, M., Clifford, C. P., and Lees, J. A., 1975, Sediments, structural framework, petroleum potential, environmental conditions, and operational considerations of the United States North Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-353, 179 p..


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Seismic refraction --- Sonobuoy
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
Loran-C --- Navigation
1973-001-FA-LN-001-03 ( Lines BD, FG, GH (pdf file) Part 2 of cruise track chart with line numbers, days, and 15 minute positions.)
1973-001-FA-LN-001-02 ( Lines AB, BD, GH (pdf file) Part 1 of cruise track chart with line numbers, days, and 15 minute positions.)
1973-001-FA-LN-001-01 ( Cruise track chart for May 25-31 and June 12-13, 1973 with days and 15 minute positions.)
1973-001-FA-LN-001-04 ( Lines AB, BD, DE, EF, FG, GH (pdf file) Part 3 of cruise track chart with line numbers, days, and 15 minute positions.)
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1973-001-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
1973-001-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of LINES AB,BD,DE,EF,FG,GH)

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