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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-007-FA

Other ID: HRS120928JC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jason Chaytor

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Jason Chaytor

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Piston core the Currituck landslide and landslide features south of Balitmore Canyon. Collect seafloor images from different environments within the Currituck Landslide.


Start Port/Location: Lewes, DE

End Port/Location: Lewes, DE

Start Date: 2012-09-28

End Date: 2012-10-04

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - slow, Camera- deep sea, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;Grain size analysis;Physical property data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 24 Piston cores 5 TowCam stations (several thousand images) 3.5 kHz data

Staff: Brian Andrews, Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Chris Baxter
URI Jenny White
USGS santa Cruz Pete Dal Ferro
USGS Santa Cruz Greg Coren
URI Brian Baffer
URI Laurette Roy
NOAA Lizet Christiansen - WHOI/Seafloor Investigations Osmond Manurung - URI

Notes: Project = NRC/Tsunami Landslide,


Mid-Atlantic Slope

North: 37.68382 South: 35.04799 West: -74.5972 East: -72.86133


photo of Hugh R. Sharp
Hugh R. Sharp



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
DGPS --- Navigation
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Corer - slow --- Geology

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