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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-009-FA

Other ID: NE-82-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Peter Popenoe, George B. Tirey

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sparker, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The cruise was conducted for the Reactor Hazards Research Program to gain knowledge on structural elements of the southeastern margin. The cruise was also aimed at gathering stratigraphic information in the Cape Hatteras area. A secondary objective of conducting shallow seismic and sidescan sonar surveys within Albemerle Sound as a sedimentation study was aborted when sparker data was found to interfere (cross talk) with the deeper airgun records.


Start Port/Location: Elizabeth City Shipyard Marine, Elizabeth City, NC

End Port/Location: US Coast Guard Dock, Great Bridge, VA

Start Date: 1982-04-15

End Date: 1982-04-29

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Motorola Mini-Ranger III, Raytheon DE-719 precision echo sounder, Innerspace Technology 25-joule sparker

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Surveying did not begin before April 19th due to equipment set-up and repair issues. I consider the cruise quite successful, due in large part to the efforts of the personnel who tirelessly gave their best efforts. 12-channel data: 208 km.

Staff: David Mason, Gregory Miller, David Nichols, Peter Popenoe, Frank W. Jennings, George B. Tirey, Jack Connell

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Peter Popenoe - Co-Ch. Sci.; Rusty Tirey - Co-Ch. Sci.; Dave Nichols - Chief Technician; Jack Connell - Boat Operator; Dave Mason - Onshore Support; Frank Jennings (5/15-5/18); Greg Miller (5/15-5/20).
Project = South Atlantic Enviromental, South Atlantic Enviromental


Albemarle Sound, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 36.5 South: 35.5 West: -77 East: -75.75


photo of Neecho


Popenoe, P., and Ward, Lauck W., 1983, Description of high-resolution seismic reflection data collected in Albemarle and Croatan Sounds, North Carolina (Cruise NE-82-1): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-513, 3 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1982-009-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1982-009-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( H2O) for lines )
Innerspace Technology 25-joule sparker --- Sparker
Raytheon DE-719 precision echo sounder --- Single Beam
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1982-009-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 82009)

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