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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-030-FA

Other ID: 79-5

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect 1-inch airgun data across Buzzards Bay moraine.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1979-09-20

End Date: 1979-09-25

Equipment Used: Air gun, Single channel hydrophone, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The cruise took a total of 8 hours over three days: Sep. 20, 24, and 25, 1979. Airgun: 37 km.

Staff: Robert N. Oldale, Charles J. O'Hara, Paul Loud, Nina Lian

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Massachusetts Co-op, Massachusetts Co-op


Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.57 South: 41.33333 West: -71 East: -70.58


photo of Neecho



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Loran-C --- Navigation
1979-030-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tapes of NV, NV-NSTAR, and NV-NSTAR-FINAL data: inv. # 1433, 1843, 2049, and 2811.)
1979-030-FA-LN-001-01 ( Computer-generated trackmap with 6-minute fixes.)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-030-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
1979-030-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )

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