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Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-013-FA

Other ID: CJS-78-01; CJS 01-78

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Mixon - USGS-Reston

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Locate a paleochannel incised into the shelf for which evidence exists from a past sparker survey and onshore bore holes done by Dr. Mixon.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location: Lynnhaven, VA

Start Date: 1978-05-22

End Date: 1978-05-25

Equipment Used: Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker, Del Norte hydrophone, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Minisparker: 115 km; EDO Hi-pact: NO DATA.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski, Jerry McCarthy

Affiliate Staff:
Nicholas Lefteriou; Robert Mixon - Co-Ch. Sci.

Notes: LORAN-C with paper tape punch were used but the sparker glitched it. Switched to ship's LORAN (12 VEC power) and 5 minute fixes in the log, 10 minute notations on track charts. Original Center People field contained: Kenneth Parolski - Co-Ch. Sci., Nicholas Lefteriou, Jerry McCarthy.
Project = Delmarva Peninsula, Delmarva Peninsula


Virginia nearshore continental shelf, Delmarva Peninsula, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 37.6 South: 36.95 West: -76 East: -75.5


Captain John Smith



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker --- Sparker
Del Norte hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
1978-013-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( MSP) for lines )
1978-013-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of LINES 1-8)
1978-013-FA-SE-004 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1978-013-FA-SE-001 ( film collection of MSP)
Loran-C --- Navigation
1978-013-FA-NL-001-02 ( Navigation Log (pdf file) Bridge Loran log.)
1978-013-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 78013)

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