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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-010-FA

Other ID: ASTR 82-1; ASTERIAS 1982 #1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Anne M. Trehu

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test the coupling response of the USGS ocean bottom seismometer (OBIP) for several different anchor configurations and bottom sediment types. The tests were conducted by instantaneously releasing a float attached to the instrument package and recording the sediment-instrument resonance thus excited. Grab samples were also taken at the two sites tested.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1982-04-16

End Date: 1982-04-30

Equipment Used: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tests were conducted at two stations on three days only: Station 1 (April 16th, April 20th, and April 30th) and Station 2 (April 30th only).

Staff: Raymond E. Davis, John Grow, Anne M. Trehu

Affiliate Staff:
John Godley; WHOI: Hovey Clifford
Will Clark
Cathy Cetta
Walter Wheeler

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Anne Trehu - Ch. Sci., Ray Davis, John Godley, John Grow.


Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.54033 South: 41.53033 West: -70.7287 East: -70.67917


photo of Asterias



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ocean Bottom Seismometer --- Ocean Bottom Seismometer
1982-010-FA-SE-001 ( Digital tape(s) of OBIP, )
Loran-C --- Navigation

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