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Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-015-FA

Other ID: none

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): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Multichannel

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Acquire seismic reflection profiles along the continental margin between North Carolina and Maine. This field work was contracted to Geophysical Services, Inc.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1978-05-29

End Date: 1978-11-06

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Multichannel seismics

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: No USGS personnel participated in field activities. CDP multichannel seismic profiles: 4813 km, 21 lines (#18-38).


Affiliate Staff:
Geophysical Services



Atlantic continental margin, North Carolina to Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 44 South: 32 West: -76 East: -65


Carino & Cecil H Green

Cecil H. Green


Grow, J.A., Schlee, John S., and Dillon, William P., 1980, Multichannel seismic-reflection profiles collected along the U. S. Continental Margin in 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-834, 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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1978-015-FA-LN-002-02 ( Navigation for Lines 18-38 (txt file) broken down to data for each line)
1978-015-FA-LN-001-01 ( Contracted Atlantic Marine Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data Tracklines (pdf file) Generalized track map depicting several data sets including Lines 18-38 collected by Geophysical Services aboard the CARINO/CECIL GREEN.)
1978-015-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation for Lines 18-38 (txt file) Navigation points in decimal degrees for every 10 shotpoints for Lines 18-38.)
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1978-015-FA-SE-001-35 ( Line 28 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-34 ( Line 27 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-31 ( Line 24 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-12 ( Line 26 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-14 ( Line 28 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-13 ( Line 27 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-11 ( Line 25 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-09 ( Line 23 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-25 ( Line 18 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-21 ( Line 35 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-16 ( Line 30 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-38 ( Line 31 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-36 ( Line 29 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-05 ( Line 19 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-02 ( Paper record section of Lines 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 18, 25, 37B, 36B, 37A, 21, 24, 37C, 23, 22, 38, 31, 19A, 20A, 30, 33A, 34, 35, )
1978-015-FA-SE-001-45 ( Line 38 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-41 ( Line 34 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-40 ( Line 33 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-39 ( Line 32 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-42 ( Line 35 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-26 ( Line 19 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-15 ( Line 29 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-18 ( Line 32 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-20 ( Line 34 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-23 ( Line 37 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-01 ( film collection of VEL ANAL LINES 35-38)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-27 ( Line 20 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-24 ( Line 38 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-22 ( Line 36 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-19 ( Line 33 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-17 ( Line 31 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-33 ( Line 26 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-32 ( Line 25 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-30 ( Line 23 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
1978-015-FA-SE-001-28 ( Line 21 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-37 ( Line 30 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-29 ( Line 22 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-04 ( Line 18 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-07 ( Line 21 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-10 ( Line 24 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-43 ( Line 36 STACK SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-08 ( Line 22 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-06 ( Line 20 DEMUX SEGY seismic data)
1978-015-FA-SE-001-44 ( Line 37 STACK SEGY seismic data)

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