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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-034-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Teleki - USGS-Reston; Dave Roberts - IOS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect GLORIA sidescan sonar profiles and seismic reflection profiles to be used to map the morphology of the continental slope and upper rise in the four study areas.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Jacksonville, FL

Start Date: 1979-10-23

End Date: 1979-11-08

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), 12 kHz, Air gun, Single channel hydrophone, Gravity meter (wh), GLORIA sidescan, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: GLORIA data: 5543 km; 10 kHz data: 5543 km; Airgun data: 5450 km; Gravity data: 5907 km.

Staff: Cathy Cashman, Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, Pat Collins, Alan Goodman, Kathleen Kent, David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:
VA: P. Teleki
F. Keer
F. Musialowski; Institute of Oceanographic Sciences
UK: D. Roberts
M. Somers
J. Revie
S. Smith
M. Beney
R. Robinson
R. Lloyd



Georges Bank, Hudson Canyon, Baltimore Canyon, Cape Hatteras, Blake Escarpment, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42 South: 27.5 West: -79 East: -65


photo of Starella


Scanlon, K.M., 1982, GLORIA sidescan and seismic data collected by the DESV STARELLA along the Continental Slope and upper Continental Rise of the eastern United States in 1979: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-1095, 3 p..


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GLORIA sidescan --- Sidescan
1979-034-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of W/NAV)
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
Loran-C --- Navigation
1979-034-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79034)
1979-034-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, NV,BT-FAA, )
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-034-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( E/S) for lines )
1979-034-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of W/NAV)
1979-034-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1979-034-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, NV,BT-FAA, )

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