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Field Activity Details for field activity 1974-004-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Harley J. Knebel

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Commence studies of the movement and characteristics of bottom sediments and of the abundance and distribution of benthic organisms via acoustic survey and bottom sampling.


Start Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

End Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

Start Date: 1974-05-15

End Date: 1974-05-30

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Ross Model 5000 fathometer, Nansen bottles, 35 mm camera, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tracklines: 2,348 km; Fathometer: 2,144 km; 3.5 kHz records: 1,809 km; EG&G Uniboom: 1,787 km; Sample stations: 93; Bottom sediment grabs: 228; Bottom water samples: 36.

Staff: Robert F. Commeau, Patricia Forrestel, Frank W. Jennings, Harley J. Knebel, Charles Meeder, Charles J. O'Hara, Barbara Tausey

Affiliate Staff:
David Radosh - NMFS-Sandy Hook
NJ; Karen O'Donnell - NOAA Corps; Robert Pawlowski - Ensign
NOAA Corps; Thomas J. McConnell - MT. MITCHELL Chief Survey Tech.; Frank Lamison - NOAA survey technician; Everett Marsh - NOAA survey technician; Paul Spithailer - NOAA survey technician; David Barnes - University of Western Michigan



Baltimore Canyon Trough, outer continental shelf, offshore New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.2 South: 37 West: -76 East: -72


photo of Mt Mitchell
Mt Mitchell


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
Ross Model 5000 fathometer --- Single Beam
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Boomer --- Boomer
Nansen bottles --- Temperature
35 mm camera --- Photo
1974-004-FA-PH-001 ( Ship photo)
Loran-C --- Navigation
1974-004-FA-LN-002-03 ( Track Chart, Subarea III (pdf file) Track chart with dates and 15 minute fixes.)
1974-004-FA-LN-001 ( microfilm of LINES 1-109)
1974-004-FA-LN-003 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-LORAN C, NV-SUBAREAS, TRKCHT, NV-FINAL, SEIS LINES ONLY, )
1974-004-FA-LN-002-02 ( Track Chart, Subarea II (pdf file) Track chart with dates and 15 minute fixes.)
1974-004-FA-NL-001-01 ( Chief Scientist's cruise report of data acquisition, equipment notes, etc.)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1974-004-FA-SE-001 ( film collection of )
1974-004-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
1974-004-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of LINES 1-109)

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