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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-022-FA

Other ID: LY-711-82

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sonobuoy, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1. Collect high-resolution seismic profiles at the Navy test site to map the shallow stratigraphy and velocity structure. 2. Measure the signature of three seismic sources (40-in3 airgun, 80-in3 watergun, 15-in3 watergun) frequently used with the multichannel seismic system. 3. Expand the multichannel seismic grid of the Long Island Platform in order to map basement and sub-basement structures. 4. Trace the northern and southern extents of the New York Bight fault and determine the youngest reflector which is offset.


Start Port/Location: New London, CT

End Port/Location: New London, CT

Start Date: 1982-07-08

End Date: 1982-07-19

Equipment Used: Sparker , Multichannel seismics, Seismic refraction, Water gun (wh), ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Cruise was successful in completion of the objectives initially laid out. This was a "cruise of opportunity" in that NUSC provided the ship time. I heartily recommend future joint efforts based on the success of this effort. 12-channel multichannel: 1098 km; Minisparker: 411 km; 3.5 kHz: 1509 km; Magnetometer: 37 km.

Staff: Deborah Hutchinson, David Mason, Barbara Ann McKinney, Gregory Miller, David Nichols, Arnold O. Tanner

Affiliate Staff:
Robin Bell - Watch; Ralph Austin - Naval Undersea Systems Center (NUSC)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Debbie Hutchinson - Chief Scientist; Gregory Miller - DFS V tech.; Dave Nichols - DFS V tech.; David Mason - Guns/Compressor; Ann Swift - Watch; Arnold Tanner - Watch; Robin Bell - Watch.
Project = Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic


Long Island Sound, Long Island Platform, New York, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.1 South: 40.05 West: -74 East: -71


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1982-022-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of *NEAR-TRACE MONITOR)
1982-022-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( H2O) for lines )
1982-022-FA-SE-004 ( SEGY data recovered from 9 track)
Seismic refraction --- Sonobuoy
Sparker --- Sparker
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1982-022-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1982-022-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, )
1982-022-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 82022)

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