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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-012-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The Lake Ontario cruise of the ARGUE MARTIN grew from a proposal to investigate the possible continuation of the Clarendon-Linden fault structure in western New York into Lake Ontario. Marine seismic profiling was used to determine the areal extent of the structure in the lake, and to delineate major structural features in the bedrock and any near surface features in the overlying sediment that could indicate recent movement on the fault.


Start Port/Location: Rochester, NY

End Port/Location: Rochester, NY

Start Date: 1976-04-19

End Date: 1976-04-30

Equipment Used: Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Echosounder, Loran-C, Marine magnetometer

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Active data collection was restricted to a daytime operation; base ports were Rochester Port Authority, New York side, and Cobourg Harbor, Ontario side. Windy weather conditions >15 mph curtailed the operation for 4.5 days out of 9 available. Two additional days were alloted for travelling to and from Rochester and loading/off-loading the ARGUE MARTIN. Total track length measures 440 km with 7 perpendicular crossings of the main proposed extension of the fault structure (10-15 km spacing) and at least 9 perpendicular crossings of proposed adjoining fault structures.

Staff: Deborah Hutchinson, Kenneth E. Parolski, Charles Paull, Phil Shea, Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Kirkmann; Jeffrey Pferd - NYSGS

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Debbie Hutchinson - Ch. Sci., Michael Kirkmann, Kenneth Parolski, Charles Paull, Phil Shea, and Richard Sylwester.


Lake Ontario, New York, United States, Ontario, Canada, Great Lakes, North America;

North: 44 South: 43 West: -79 East: -77


Argue Martin



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
1976-012-FA-GP-001-01 ( Magnetic and Gravity data recovered from 9 track tape)
Loran-C --- Navigation
1976-012-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data recovered from 9 track tape)
1976-012-FA-LN-001-01 ( Track line plot)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1976-012-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1976-012-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( MIXD) for lines )
1976-012-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of LINES 1-29,13-28,1-299)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1976-012-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-MG LAKE ONT, BT LAKE ONT, NV LAKE ONT, NV,MG LAKE ONT, )

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