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Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-031-FA

Other ID: Teledyne Party No. 705; Teledyne 77

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To assess resource potential of offshore Atlantic sedimentary basins by common depth point (CDP) profiling in 4 regional grids over the Long Island Platform, Baltimore Canyon Trough, Carolina Platform, and Continental Shelf and Margin southeast of Cape Hatteras. Data collected and processed under contract by Teledyne Exploration Company.


Start Port/Location: New Bedford, MA

End Port/Location: Port Canaveral, FL

Start Date: 1977-08-19

End Date: 1977-10-29

Equipment Used: Sparker , Multichannel seismics, Single channel hydrophone, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Magnavox satellite positioning system, Loran-C, Sonar Doppler, Gyro compass

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 10 CDP multichannel seismic lines: #14-15 Baltimore Canyon Trough; #16, Long Island Platform; #17, Carolina Platform; and #TD1-TD6, Continental shelf margin south of Cape Hatteras.

Staff: Alan Goodman, John Grow, Raymond E. Hall, Frank W. Jennings, Charles Paull

Affiliate Staff:
William Patterson
Robert Meeder; various Teledyne personnel

Notes: Original Center People field contained: John Grow - Aug. 19-27, 1977; William Patterson, Raymond Hall - Aug. 19 - Sep. 1, 1977; Robert Meeder, Alan Goodman - Sep. 14-28, 1977; Charles Paull, Frank Jennings - Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 1977; William Patterson, Alan Goodman - Oct. 12-29, 1977.


Long Island Platform, Mid-Atlantic Bight, Baltimore Canyon Trough, South Atlantic continental shelf and margin, Carolina Platform, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41 South: 25 West: -81 East: -70


photo of Coral Seal
Coral Seal


Agena, W.F., Hutchinson, D. R., Lee, M. W., and Oliver, H. L., 1991, Demultiplexing and archiving the Teledyne-multichannel seismic reflection data set; lines TD-1 through TD-6: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-10, 17 p., URL:

Gilbert, L.E., and Dillon, William P., 1981, Multichannel seismic profiles collected by the Teledyne Exploration Company in 1977 south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-726, 3 p..

Hutchinson, D.R., Poag, C. W., and Popenoe, P., 1995, Geophysical database of the East Coast of the United States; southern Atlantic margin - stratigraphy and velocity from multichannel seismic profiles: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-27, 176 p., URL:

Hutchinson, D.R., Poag, C. W., Johnson, A., Popenoe, P., and Wright, C., 1996, Geophysical database of the East Coast of the United States; southern Atlantic margin - stratigraphy and velocity in map grids: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-55, 165 p., URL:

Klitgord, K.D., and Schneider, C.M., 1994, Geophysical database of the east coast of the United States northern Atlantic margin; velocity analyses: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-192, 74 p., URL:

Klitgord, K.D., Poag, C.W., Schneider, C.M., and North, L., 1994, Geophysical database of the east coast of the United States northern Atlantic margin; cross sections and gridded database (Georges Bank Basin, Long Island Platform, and Baltimore Canyon Trough): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-637, 190 p., URL:

Schlee, J.S., 1980, Mid-Atlantic multichannel seismic-reflection profiles 14, 15, 16, and 17: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-624, 1 p..


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1977-031-FA-SE-001-07 ( Line TD-4 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-22 ( Line 16 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of )
1977-031-FA-SE-001-04 ( Line TD-1 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-08 ( Line TD-5 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-10 ( Line 14 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
1977-031-FA-SE-001-11 ( Line 15 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-13 ( Line 17 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-15 ( Line TD-2 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-17 ( Line TD-4 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-19 ( Line TD-6 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-21 ( Line 15 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-23 ( Line 17 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-20 ( Line 14 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-18 ( Line TD-5 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-16 ( Line TD-3 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-14 ( Line TD-1 STACK SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-09 ( Line TD-6 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-05 ( Line TD-2 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-06 ( Line TD-3 DEMUX SEGY data)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-01 ( film collection of VEL ANAL LINES OST4 QPE C,TD4Q)
1977-031-FA-SE-001-12 ( Line 16 DEMUX SEGY data)
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Sparker --- Sparker
Magnavox satellite positioning system --- Navigation
Sonar Doppler --- Navigation
Gyro compass --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation
1977-031-FA-LN-002-01 ( Shotpoint navigation in decimal degrees every 10 shotpoints for CORAL SEAL CDP Lines TD1-TD6 and 14-17. )
1977-031-FA-LN-001 ( CDP navigation trackline plot for field activity 77031)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1977-031-FA-SE-004 ( analog tape of seismic data)

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