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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-031-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jeff McGuire, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Uri Ten Brink

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy ocean bottom seismometers to record shear wave velocity of shallow sediments


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole

End Port/Location: Woods Hole

Start Date: 2012-07-06

End Date: 2012-07-08

Equipment Used: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 12 OBS deployed as planned. Will be picked up in October at which point data will be offloaded


Affiliate Staff:
Tim Kane Dan Kot

Notes: Data will be curated by WHOI and sent to IRIS-DMC, as is done with all OBS data.
I put myself as data curator because one cannot submit without it. Please don't bug me.
Project = Marine Tech/Sea Floor Mapping,


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;, Southern New England, United States, North America, North Atlantic

North: 39.9 South: 39.8 West: -71 East: -70.9


photo of Connecticut


Flores, C.H., ten Brink, U.S., McGuire, J., and Collins, J, 2016, Observations of Seismicity and Ground Motion in the Northeast U.S. Atlantic Margin from Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Data: Seismological Research Letters, v. 88 no. 1, doi: 10.1785/0220160079.

Flores, C.H., ten Brink, U.S., McGuire, J.J., and Collins, J.A., Seismicity and attenuation of the continental margin off New York and New England from OBS data [abs.]: , 2014 AGU Fall Meeting.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ocean Bottom Seismometer --- Ocean Bottom Seismometer
2012-031-FA-SE-001 ( Ocean Bottom Seismometer (OBS) data. Instruments were deployed under this field activity number. OBS were retrieved under field activity number 2012-050-FA. (Nov. 29, 2012 - Dec. 2, 2012) Please refer to retrieval field activity number for more information concerning data.)
DGPS --- Navigation

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