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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-035-FA

Other ID: FAY 022

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Attempt to locate drill pipe equipment left on the ocean floor by drill ship GLOMAR CONCEPTION (FA 76027 AMCOR project) using sidescan sonar sweeps.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-09-08

End Date: 1976-09-10

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Gravity meter (wh), Western Geophysical Integrated Navigation System

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Survey encompassed a 3 mile x 3 mile area where pipe assembly was lost at site #6013. Analysis of data aboard the vessel suggested possible targets but further analysis was necessary to confirm whether pipe had been located. Sidescan sonar: 140 km.

Staff: N. Terence Edgar, Alan Goodman, Kathleen Kent, Ralph Lewis, Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Staff:
Nicholas Lefteriou
Ralph Lewis
Donald Moller
Lin Morse; Charles Finklestein - Klein Assoc.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Sylwester - Ch. Sci.; Alan Goodman, Kathleen Kent, Nicholas Lefteriou, Ralph Lewis, Donald Moller, Lin Morse, Terence Edgar.
Project = AMCOR Pipe Search Survey, AMCOR Pipe Search Survey


Lydonia Canyon, North Atlantic outer continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.5 South: 40.25 West: -67.75 East: -67.5


photo of Fay


Paskevich, V.F., and Soderberg, Nancy K., 1997, Navigation and geophysical data collected onboard the R/V FAY from 1975-1976: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-512, CD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Western Geophysical Integrated Navigation System --- Navigation
1976-035-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 76035)
1976-035-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data)
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
1976-035-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV1-2, GR-FINAL, NV-INS-FINAL, NV-FINAL, )
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan

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