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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-654-FA

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AKA: none

Other ID: 2019-024-FA (WHCMSC)

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Janet Watt

Affiliate Investigator(s): Nathaniel Miller, USGS, Woods Hole Emily Roland, University of Washington

Information Specialist(s): Alicia Balster-gee

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterize Quaternary deformation and sediment dynamics along the central and northern Cascadia margin

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Seattle, WA

End Port/Location: Astoria, OR

Start Date: 2019-07-13

End Date: 2019-08-12

Equipment Used: GPS, Spectral Analyzer, Multichannel, 512 chirp-source, 512 chirp, Sparker, single channel streamer

Information to be Derived: seismic imagery

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Chirp and seismic data collected.

Staff: Other

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This is a joint field activity with the Woods Hole
USGS office. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2019-024-FA.


Northern and Central Cascadia from Mendocino Triple Junction to offshore Olympic Peninsula

North: 48.45835188 South: 42.03297433 West: -127.35351563 East: -124.36523438


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R/V Rachel Carson


Balster-Gee, A.F., Miller, N.C., Watt, J.T., Roland, E.C., Kluesner, J.W., Heller, S.J., Hart, P.E., Sliter, R.W., Myers, E.K., Wyland, R.M., Marcuson, R.K., Johnson, C.D., Nichols, A.R., Pszczola, K., and Williams, C., 2023, High-resolution multichannel sparker seismic-reflection and chirp sub-bottom data acquired along the Cascadia margin during USGS field activity 2019-024-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
Spectral Analyzer --- Multichannel
Multichannel --- Multichannel
512 chirp-source --- Sub Bottom Profiler
512 chirp --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Sparker --- Sparker
single channel streamer --- Sparker

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