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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-612-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): Other, 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, Janet Watt

Affiliate Investigator(s): Brian Sherrod, USGS Seattle; Scott Bennett, USGS Seattle; Emily Roland, University of Washington

Information Specialist(s): Janet Watt

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterize recent deformation and estimate earthquake recurrence on the Seattle Fault zone

Vehicle(s): MarFac; Ford 650 Box truck - White G71-03559

Start Port/Location: Seattle, WA

End Port/Location: Seattle, WA

Start Date: 2017-02-18

End Date: 2017-02-28

Equipment Used: Other, Other, Multichannel, 512 chirp-source, 512 chirp, Mini sparker

Information to be Derived: MCS sparker, MCS boomer, chirp sub-bottom

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Data submitted to FAD 3/7/2017 We collected multi-channel sparker and towed chirp sub-bottom data in Puget Sound and multi-channel boomer and towed chirp sub-bottom data in Lake Washington

Staff: Rachel Marcuson, Robert Wyland

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: R/V Barnes, UW vessel
Working with USGS Earthquake Science Center in Seattle, WA and Univ. of Washington faculty (Emily Roland)


Puget Sound, Washington

North: 48.10412981 South: 47.20861616 West: -122.85736084 East: -122.11712646


photo of Clifford A. Barnes
Clifford A. Barnes


Balster-Gee, A.F., Watt, J.T., Roland, E.C., Kluesner, J.W., Brothers, D.S., Bennett, S., Hart, P.E., Myers, E.K., Pszczola, K., Walton, M.A.L., and Sherrod, B., 2021, Multichannel minisparker, multichannel boomer, and chirp seismic-reflection data of USGS field activity 2017-612-FA collected in Puget Sound and Lake Washington in February of 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
Other --- --- ---
Multichannel --- Multichannel
512 chirp-source --- Sub Bottom Profiler
512 chirp --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Mini sparker --- Sparker

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