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Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-018-FA

Other ID: 81-3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Investigator(s): Francis S. Birch, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, University of NH

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map glacial and post-glacial sediments and bedrock.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1981-06-19

End Date: 1981-06-30

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Sidescan sonar, Loran-C, Marine magnetometer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom data: 480 km; Sidescan data: 325 km; Magnetics: 150 km; 3.5 kHz data:

Staff: Jack Connell, Frank W. Jennings, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Francis S. Birch
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
University of New Hampshire; Wang Guo-jiang
graduate student
University of New Hampshire

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Kenneth Parloski, Boat operator; Frank Jennings, Boat operator; Jack Connell, Technician.
Project = Geophysical study of glacial deposits and bedrock on the inner continental shelf of New Hampshire, Geophysical study of glacial deposits and bedrock on the inner continental shelf of New Hampshire


continental shelf between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Newburyport, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 43.2 South: 42.48 West: -70.42 East: -70.2


photo of Neecho



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1981-018-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of )
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Loran-C --- Navigation
1981-018-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 81018)
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1981-018-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
1981-018-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )

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