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Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-010-FA

Other ID: 80-6A; AST-6A-80

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): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Uniboom survey.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1980-06-03

End Date: 1980-06-06

Equipment Used: Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom: 11 lines (161 km).

Staff: Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Staff:
A. Whitney

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bob Oldale - Ch. Sci.; A. Whitney.
Project = MA Co-op, MA Co-op


Cape Ann, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.85 South: 42.7 West: -70.8 East: -70.4


photo of Asterias


Oldale, R.N., and Edwards, Gerald B., 1990, Cores from marine geologic features in the western Gulf of Maine: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2147, 2 sheets.

Oldale, R.N., and Wommack, Lynne E., 1987, Maps and seismic profiles showing geology of the inner continental shelf, Cape Ann, Massachusetts to New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1892, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.


FAN 1980-010-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Loran-C --- Navigation
1980-010-FA-LN-001-01 ( Drafted track map depicting Uniboom seismic track lines for FA 80010 (ASTERIAS 80-6A) and seismic lines including Uniboom for FA 79012 (GILLIS 7903-2).)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
SEGY data ( )
1980-010-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( UNI) for lines )
1980-010-FA-SE-001-03 ( Scanned cropped record sections: 26 scanned cropped seismic record sections in TIFF format.)
1980-010-FA-SE-001-02 ( Scanned raw record sections: 21 scanned raw seismic record sections in TIFF format.)
1980-010-FA-SE-001-01 ( 19 SEG-Y merged files.)
1980-010-FA-SE-001 ( Seismic bottom profiles: 161 km of Uniboom data collected along 11 track lines.)
1980-010-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of )

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