Other ID: CI 7-78-3
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Peter Popenoe
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Assess types and frequencies of environmental hazards that may be encountered on the northern Blake Plateau; study the shallow geologic section to define these geologic hazards using high-resolution geophysical profiling gear on a 28-km grid; and test the shipboard gravity system to obtain gravity coverage of the northern Blake Plateau.
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Port/Location: Miami, FL
Start Date: 1978-09-29
End Date: 1978-10-19
Equipment Used: Single channel hydrophone, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, ORE sidescan
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Airgun: 3570 km; Minisparker: 3487 km; 3.5 kHz: 3565 km.
Staff: Janet B. Burke, Elizabeth Coward, James E. Dodd, David Egelson, Alan Goodman, Barry Irwin, Charles Paull, Peter Popenoe
Charles McCreery; Tom O'Brien - WHOI
David Mason - WHOI
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Peter Popenoe - Ch. Sci.; Alan Goodman, Charles Paull, Barry Irwin, Timothy Bishop, David Egelson, Charles McCreery, James Dodd, Janet Burke, Elizabeth Coward.
Project = South Atlantic OCS Environmental Assessment (BLM), South Atlantic OCS Environmental Assessment (BLM)
northern Blake Plateau, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
|North: 32||South: 29.25||West: -79.75||East: -76.75|
Popenoe, P., and Manheim, F.T., 2001, Origin and history of the Charleston Bump--geological formations, currents, bottom conditions, and their relationship to Wreckfish habitats on the Blake Plateau, in Sedberry, G.R., ed., Island in the Stream--Oceanography and Fisheries of the Charleston Bump: American Fisheries Society Symposium, v. 25.
Popenoe, P., 1980, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles collected on the northern Blake Plateau, 29 September to 19 October 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1265, 4 p..
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker||---||Sparker|
|ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler||---||Sub Bottom Profiler|
|Northstar 6000 LORAN-C||---||Navigation||1978-032-FA-LN-001-03 ( Middle track chart with dates and hourly tic marks.)|
1978-032-FA-LN-001-02 ( Northern track chart with dates and hourly tic marks.)
1978-032-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data recovered from 9 track tape)
1978-032-FA-LN-001-01 ( Southern track chart with dates and hourly tic marks.)
|Single channel hydrophone||---||Air Gun / Water Gun|
Sub Bottom Profiler
|1978-032-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( MSP) for lines )|
1978-032-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of )
1978-032-FA-SE-001 ( film collection of MSP,AIR,3.5)
1978-032-FA-SE-004 ( analog tape of seismic data)
|ORE sidescan||---||Sidescan||1978-032-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of )|