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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-037-FA

Other ID: FAY 024

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Grow

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test cruise of gravity and sonobuoy systems.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-09-19

End Date: 1976-09-21

Equipment Used: Seismic reflection, Sidescan sonar, Gravity meter (wh), Geomechanique streamer, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Acquired test data for gravity and sonobuoy systems.

Staff: Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Test cruise of gravity and sonobuoy systems.


North Atlantic continental shelf, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.75 South: 40.7 West: -72 East: -69.7


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
Loran-C --- Navigation
1976-037-FA-LN-001-01 ( Computer-plotted trackline map of ship movement with dates and hourly fixes.)
1976-037-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data)
Seismic reflection --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
1976-037-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV1-2, GR, NV-INS, NV-INS-FINAL, )
Geomechanique streamer --- Temperature
1976-037-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( SONO) for lines )
1976-037-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of TEST CRUISE)

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