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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): CMG-WH Core Competency - Laboratories (LQ000GT)

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Eric Moore, Jeffrey Obelcz, Charles Worley

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Chirp and side-scan cruise


Start Port/Location: Ocean City MD

End Port/Location: Ocean City, MD

Start Date: 2012-05-20

End Date: 2012-05-28

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Sparker , Edgetech Sidescan sonar, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: almost 1000 km of chirp and side scan data collected around the Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk canyons

Staff: Jeffrey Obelcz

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = NRC/Tsunami Landslide,


Mid-Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic

North: 38.27269 South: 35.24562 West: -73.8281 East: -70.13672


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Obelcz, J.B., Brothers, D.S., ten Brink, U.S., Chaytor, J.D., Worley, C.R., and Moore, E.M., 2014, Chirp seismic-reflection data from the Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk Canyons, U.S. mid-Atlantic margin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1118,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Sparker --- Sparker
Edgetech Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
DGPS --- Navigation

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