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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-050-FA

Other ID: none

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): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 12 OBSs from the slope south of Martha's Vineyard and deploy 5 OBSs between Atlantis and Hudson Canyon


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2012-11-29

End Date: 2012-12-02

Equipment Used: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 11 of 12 OBSs recovered, 5 deployed


Affiliate Staff:
Dan Kot

Notes: Project = Marine Geohazards/Source Eval,


New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;, OBS recovery/deployment

North: 40.06098 South: 39.16414 West: -72.0582 East: -70.11475


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
DGPS --- Navigation
Ocean Bottom Seismometer --- Ocean Bottom Seismometer
2012-050-FA-SE-001 ( Ocean Bottom Seismometers (OBS) deployed during field activity 2012-031-FA. Only 11 of the 12 instruments were retrieved. )

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