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Summary Information for Field Activity 1978-032-FA

Area of Operations: northern Blake Plateau, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 29, 1978 to October 19, 1978

Chief scientist: Pete Popenoe

Objectives: Assess types and frequencies of environmental hazards that may be encountered on the northern Blake Plateau; study the shallow geologic section to define these geologic hazards using high-resolution geophysical profiling gear on a 28-km grid; and test the shipboard gravity system to obtain gravity coverage of the northern Blake Plateau.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Environmental hazards map

Summary: Airgun: 3570 km; Minisparker: 3487 km; 3.5 kHz: 3565 km.

Contact: Pete Popenoe (

InfoBank: uses the identifier I-73-78-SE. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Popenoe, P., and Manheim, F.T.,2001, Origin and history of the Charleston Bump--geological formations, currents, bottom conditions, and their relationship to Wreckfish habitats on the Blake Plateau, in Sedberry, G.R., ed., Island in the Stream--Oceanography and Fisheries of the Charleston Bump: American Fisheries Society Symposium, v. 25: p. 43-94

Popenoe, Peter,1980, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles collected on the northern Blake Plateau, 29 September to 19 October 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1265, 4 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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