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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-635-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): Jenna Hill

Affiliate Investigator(s): Andrea Ogston (University of Washington

Information Specialist(s): Alicia Balster-gee

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geophysical survey of Astoria Canyon and surrounding canyons to assess sediment storage, sediment mobility and potential response to earthquake shaking.

Vehicle(s): MarFac; Ford F350 pickup/stake truck; 6 pass; G82-0317H

Start Port/Location: Astoria, OR

End Port/Location: Astoria, OR

Start Date: 2019-08-12

End Date: 2019-08-22

Equipment Used: GPS, 512 chirp-source, 512 chirp, Mini sparker, 48-channel streamer

Information to be Derived: Sediment thickness, regional structure

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Chirp data collected.

Staff: Alicia Balster-gee, Gerry Hatcher, Jenna Hill, Maureen Walton

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Vessel: R/V Rachel Carson (U.Washington)
Mini-sparker receiver: 48-channel streamer


Astoria Canyon, Washington, United States, Pacific Ocean

North: 47.59296724 South: 46.00769673 West: -125.62007904 East: -124.03985827





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
512 chirp-source --- Sub Bottom Profiler
512 chirp --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Mini sparker --- Sparker
48-channel streamer --- Sparker

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