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Summary Information for Field Activity 1976-026-FA

Area of Operations: Middle Atlantic Bight, Charleston, South Carolina to Norfolk, Virginia, Atlantic Continental shelf, slope and rise, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 17, 1976 to August 04, 1976

Chief scientist: John Grow

Objectives: This cruise between Charleston and Norfolk concentrated on long geophysical profiles over the continental shelf, slope and rise off Cape Hatteras. Eight long profiles were collected transverse to the margin and two parallel to the margin along the rise tying into DSDP sites #105 and 106. Magnetics, gravity and minisparker data were collected along 2 transverse lines that went along previously purchased multichannel lines.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Morphology;

Summary: The single-channel reflection profiles for FAY 019 were outstanding with excellent resolution of basement and the deeper Mesozoic horizons throughout the western Atlantic. Airgun: 3590 km; Gravity: 4770 km; Magnetics: 3940 km; Minisparker: 4270 km; 3.5 kHz Sonar: 680 km.

Contact: John Grow ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier F-19-76-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

Bailey, Norman G., and Grow, John A.,1980, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles collected over the U.S. Atlantic Continental Shelf, Slope, and Rise east of Cape Hatteras: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-510, 4 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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