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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-622-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies (ZP00EQV)

Principal Investigator(s): Daniel Brothers

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Finlayson, Gerry Hatcher

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bathymetric and sub-bottom imagery of megathrust splay faults that ruptured during the 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake and generated a tsunami that devastated Seward, AK.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Cordova, AK

End Port/Location: Cordova, AK

Start Date: 2014-05-07

End Date: 2014-05-22

Equipment Used: POS MV, Other, 512 chirp, Mini sparker, single channel streamer, Reson 7111

Information to be Derived: coseismic deformation history, acoustic backscatter, seabed characterization

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sparker files on FAD

Staff: David Finlayson, Gerry Hatcher

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 3/28/14; CR edited equipment list: Reson7111 now multibeam


Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound

North: 60.65164737 South: 59.05647108 West: -149.766 East: -145.84350586


photo of Solstice


Balster-Gee, A.F., Brothers, D.S., Finlayson, D.P., Liberty, L., Dartnell, P., Hatcher, G.A., Haeussler, P.J., and Byerly, M., 2019, Bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, and minisparker seismic-reflection datasets collected southwest of Montague Island and southwest of Chenega, Alaska during field activity 2014-622-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
POS MV --- Navigation
Other --- --- ---
512 chirp --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Mini sparker --- Sparker
single channel streamer --- Sparker
Reson 7111 --- Multibeam

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