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Summary Information for Field Activity 1978-011-FA

Area of Operations: South Carolina, Southern New England Continental Shelf, Mud Patch, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 14, 1978 to May 24, 1978

Chief scientist: Charles McClennen

   Arthur G. Gaines, Jr. - SEA

Objectives: USGS cruise (4 days) piggybacked on SEA cruise to conduct sidescan sonar and high-resolution seismic reflection surveys of a west-east transect across the South Carolina shelf off Charleston and a more extensive survey of the Mud Patch on the southern New England shelf.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary: No clear sub-bottom reflectors were noted in the entire survey of the southern New England shelf. In part this reflects limitations of the profiling equipment although better records might have been obtained at slower speeds with greater submergence of the transducer. Sidescan sonar: 368 km; Sub-bottom profiles: 368 km.

Contact: Charles McClennen ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier W-4-78-EC. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

McClennen, Charles E.,1981, Sidescan-sonar data collected during May 1978 from the southern New England continental shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-1127, 2 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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