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Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-024-FA

Other ID: 80-G-8, 80-G-8A, 80-G-8B; 80-8

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James M. Robb

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To survey areas of the continental slope using a mid-range sidescan sonar, for study of sea floor geomorphology as related to slope stability.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

Start Date: 1980-08-28

End Date: 1980-09-14

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, GPS (wh), SeaMARC sidescan sonar system, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Total of 995 km of sidescan sonar and 3.5 kHz data tracklines collected. D.W. O'Leary responsible for Lydonia to Oceanographer Canyons, Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 1980; J.M. Robb responsible for Lindenkohl to South Toms Canyons, Sep. 4-10, 1980; B.A. McGregor responsible for Wilmington to Baltimore Canyons, Sep. 10-3, 1980.

Staff: Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, David Twichell, Dennis W. O'Leary, James M. Robb, Kenneth E. Parolski, Bonnie McGregor, Carol M. Parmenter, James E. Dodd, Alan Goodman, C. Wesley Lombard

Affiliate Staff:
William B.F. Ryan
Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory (LDGO); John Farre
LDGO; Dale Chayes
LDGO; Ivars Bitte
LDGO; Christina O'Leary
LDGO; Larry Robinson
International Submarine Technology
Inc.; Jeffrey Harris
University of Rhode Island

Project = Mid-Atlantic OCS Environmental Assessment; North Atlantic Environmental Assessment, Mid-Atlantic OCS Environmental Assessment; North Atlantic Environmental Assessment


Oceanographer Canyon to Lydonia Canyon, Georges Bank;Lindenkohl Canyon to South Toms Canyon off New Jersey;Baltimore Canyon to Wilmington Canyon off Maryland and Delaware;United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41 South: 37 West: -74 East: -65


photo of Gyre



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaMARC sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
1980-024-FA-SO-002 ( microfilm of )
1980-024-FA-SO-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1980-024-FA-SO-004 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-NSTAR, NV-NSTAR-FINAL, NV-SAT FIX, SSS-SEA-MARC 1, )
1980-024-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-024-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1980-024-FA-SE-002 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1980-024-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1980-024-FA-LN-002-03 ( Navigation for the period September 10-13, 1980.)
1980-024-FA-LN-002-02 ( Navigation for the period September 3-10, 1980.)
1980-024-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation for the period August 29 - September 2, 1980.)
1980-024-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 80024)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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