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Summary Information for Field Activity 1975-021-FA

Area of Operations: Middle Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 27, 1975 to September 29, 1975

Chief scientist: Richard Wold

Objectives: The overall objective of this cruise was to check the operation of all the geophysical systems. Each system was to be checked out and modified where necessary until the best possible data were obtained. The acoustic characteristics of the vessel were to be checked by towing the various sensors at different speeds. When all of the systems were operating properly, data was to be obtained as part of the geophysics profiling program on Georges Bank.

Type of Activity: Geophysical testing;Geophysical testing

Information to be derived: Conditions of the geophysical system

Summary: All geophysical systems were tested and problems identified, and 440 km of usable gravity data were obtained.

Contact: Richard Wold ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier F-2-75-MC. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Paskevich, Valerie F., and Soderberg, Nancy K.,1997, Navigation and geophysical data collected onboard the R/V FAY from 1975-1976: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-512, CD-ROM. (Also available at

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