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Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-013-FA

Other ID: AR5-97

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Investigator(s): Pat McCrory

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Inner shelf sidescan and seismic mapping for Quaternary sediment processes and distribution and Quaternary faulting and folding.


Start Port/Location: Arberdeen, WA

End Port/Location: La Push, WA

Start Date: 1997-07-07

End Date: 1997-07-14

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, DGPS, Grab sampler, Echosounder, ARGO, GeoPulse system, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar, ISIS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Foster, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:
Scott Harrison - watchstander/sidescan processor - St.Pete

Notes: This is part of the Menlo Park Cascadia Program. Original Center People field contained: Tom O'Brien - Electronic technician, Dave Foster - Seismic processor.
Project = SW Washington Coastal Erosion and Cascadia Hazards, SW Washington Coastal Erosion and Cascadia Hazards


Inner Shelf, Washington, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 47.5 South: 47 West: -125 East: -124.4


photo of Mcarthur


Foster, D.S., McCrory, P. A., and O'Brien, T. F., 2001, Archive of Boomer subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise MCAR 97013, Washington Shelf, 7-14 July 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2001-48, 3 CD-ROMs.

McCrory, P.M., Danforth, William W., O'Brien, Thomas F., and Foster, David S., 2004, Archive of sidescan-sonar data and DGPS navigation data collected during Cruise 97013, Washington Shelf, 6 July-14 July 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2001-508.


FAN 1997-013-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler --- Biology
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
ISIS --- Sidescan
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1997-013-FA-SE-001 ( Raw SEGY data)
Chirp seismic data ( )
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Echosounder --- Single Beam
DGPS --- Navigation
1997-013-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation data)
ARGO --- Photo

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