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Field Activity Details for field activity 1988-019-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John C. Behrendt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Seismics: Sonobuoy, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: International cooperative seismic refraction experiment.


Start Port/Location: Wellington, New Zealand

End Port/Location: Gondwana Station, Antarctica

Start Date: 1988-12-01

End Date: 1989-01-10

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Ocean Bottom Seismometer, GPS (wh), Seismic refraction, Gravity meter (wh)

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Seismic refraction lines: 6.

Staff: John C. Behrendt

Affiliate Staff:
Patrick Hart; Ann Trehu - Oregon St. U. (on detail to USGS); Martin Uyesugi - Seakem
Ltd.; land support from Ohio St. U.
Univ. of Hamburg (Germany) and the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Resources (BGR).

Notes: Original Center People field contained: John Behrendt - Party Chief and Co-Chief Scientist, Marine Survey; Patrick Hart.


Western Ross Sea, North Victoria Land, Antarctica, South Pacific;

North: -74 South: -78 West: -180 East: -155


photo of Polar Queen
Polar Queen



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ocean Bottom Seismometer --- Ocean Bottom Seismometer
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
Seismic refraction --- Sonobuoy
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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