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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-011-FA

Other ID: GS 7903-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sonobuoy, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test and evaluate geophysical systems to be used during the summer field season, including integrated navigation system, marine gravimeter; 3.5 kHz array, sparker, airguns, multichannel streamer, magnetometer, and refraction equipment.


Start Port/Location: Miami, FL

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1979-05-23

End Date: 1979-05-30

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Sparker , Multichannel seismics, Seismic refraction, Single channel hydrophone, 35 mm camera, Integrated Navigation System, Marine magnetometer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Discontinuous data due to testing equipment under various conditions.

Staff: Robert F. Bowles, James E. Dodd, David W. Folger, Alan Goodman, Barry Irwin, John Larson, Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Staff:
Gerard McCarthy
James Sullivan; D&M: Ian Watson; EPC LABS: George O'Keefe; WHOI: David Gever
Keith Van der Heidt
David Mason
Tom O'Brien
Daniel Shaughnessey; SEI: Lee Stihl.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Sylwester - Ch. Sci.; Robert Bowles, James Dodd, Dave Folger, Alan Goodman, Barry Irwin, John Larson, Gerard McCarthy, James Sullivan.
Project = Test Cruise, Test Cruise


Atlantic continental shelf, Miami, Florida to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.5 South: 25.75 West: -80.25 East: -70.6


photo of James  M Gilliss
James M Gilliss



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker --- Sparker
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
Seismic refraction --- Sonobuoy
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Integrated Navigation System --- Navigation
1979-011-FA-LN-001-01 ( Navigation data)
35 mm camera --- Photo
1979-011-FA-PH-001 ( Gillis shipyard photo)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-011-FA-SE-004-01 ( Paper record section of Lines 1, )
1979-011-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1979-011-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
1979-011-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )

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