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Field Activity Details for field activity 1973-002-FA

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Other ID: 73

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John S. Schlee

Affiliate Investigator(s): Digicon, Inc. - contractor

Information Specialist(s): Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Multichannel

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect multichannel continuous seismic reflection profiles across the Atlantic shelf, slope and continental rise to determine the underlying stratigraphic structure.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1973-05-26

End Date: 1973-08-09

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Multichannel seismics

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 3 CDP lines: #1, 2, and 3.


Affiliate Staff:
Inc. - contractor



Baltimore Canyon trough area, Atlantic continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.80589709 South: 35.99578539 West: -75.65889511 East: -65.74439153


Gulf Seal


Grow, J.A., Mattick, R.E., and Schlee, J.S., 1979, Multichannel seismic depth sections and interval velocities over outer continental shelf and upper continental slope between Cape Hatteras and Cape Cod; in Watkins, J.S., Montadert, L., and Dickerson, P.W., eds., Geological and geophysical investigations of continental margins: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Memoir 29, , URL:

Klitgord, K.D., Poag, C.W., Schneider, C.M., and North, L., 1994, Geophysical database of the East Coast of the United States northern Atlantic margin—Cross sections and gridded database (Georges Bank Basin, Long Island Platform, and Baltimore Canyon Trough): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-637,

Klitgord, K.D., and Schneider, C.M., Geophysical database of the east coast of the United States northern Atlantic margin—Velocity analyses: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-192,

McGinnis, L.D., and Otis, R. M., 1979, Compressional velocities from multichannel refraction arrivals on Georges Bank - northwest Atlantic Ocean: Geophysics, v. 44 no. 6, doi: 10.1190/1.1440992.

McKinney, B.A., Lee, M.W., Agena, W.F., and Poag, C.W., 2005, Early to Middle Jurassic salt in Baltimore Canyon trough: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1435, CD-ROM, URL:

Schlee, J., Behrendt, J.C., Grow, J.A., Robb, J.M., Mattick, R.E., Taylor, P.T., and Lawson, B.J., 1976, Regional geologic framework off northeastern United States: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, AAPG Bulletin, v. 60 no. 6, URL:

Schlee, J., Behrendt, J.C., Mattick, R.E., and Taylor, P.T., 1975, Structure of continental margin off mid-Atlantic states (Baltimore Canyon Trough): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-60,

Schlee, J., Mattick, R.E., Taylor, D.J., Girard, O.W., Grow, J., Rhodehamel, E.C., Perry, W.J., Jr., Bayer, K.C., Furbush, M., Clifford, C.P., and Lees, J.A., 1975, Sediments, structural framework, petroleum potential, environmental conditions, and operational considerations of the United States North Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-353,

Sheridan, R.E., and Knebel, H. J., 1976, Evidence of post-Pleistocene faults on New Jersey Atlantic outer continental shelf: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, AAPG Bulletin, v. 60 no. 7, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1973-002-FA-LN-002-02 (Shotpoint Navigation (txt file) Line 2.)
1973-002-FA-LN-001-01 (Contracted Atlantic Marine Multichannel Seismic Track Lines (pdf file) Generalized track map depicting several data sets including Lines 1-3 collected by Digicon aboard the GULF SEAL.)
1973-002-FA-LN-002-04 (Shotpoint Navigation for all contracted lines)
1973-002-FA-LN-002-03 (Shotpoint Navigation (txt file) Line 3.)
1973-002-FA-LN-002-01 (Shotpoint Navigation (txt file) Line 1.)
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1973-002-FA-SE-001-04 (DEMUX SEGY data of lines 1 to 3)
1973-002-FA-SE-002 (Collection of paper record displays of seismic data (unspecified) for line 3. )
1973-002-FA-SE-001-01 (Film collection of LINE 1-3)
1973-002-FA-SE-001-05 (STACK SEGY data of lines 1 to 3 )
1973-002-FA-SE-001-03 (CD ROM disk of 1-1 1,2,3SP101-1681NO LOGS, 1-2 4,5SP1682-2510NO LOGS, 1A-3 1,2,3SP1-1669NO LOGS, 1A-4 4,5,6SP1669-3207NO LOGS, 1A-5 7,8,9SP3207-4156NO LOGS, 2-1 1,2,3SP1-41147NO LOGS, 2-2 4,5,6SP41148-81746NO LOGS, 2-3 7,8,9SP1-110831NO LOGS, 2-4 B,C STACK SP1-6366NO LOGS, 3-1 1,2,3,4SP130-2315NOSTK,LOG, 3-2 5,6,7,8,9,10SP2315-4489NO, 3-3 11,12,13,14,15SP4490-6786, NAVOCEANO ATLANTIC PLOTS, )
1973-002-FA-SE-001-06 (Seismic lines 1, 1A, 3, and 3A scanned to SEGY format.)
1973-002-FA-SE-001-02 (Mylar, acetate and paper record sections of Lines 1, 2, and 3.)

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