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Summary Information for Field Activity 1979-017-FA

Area of Operations: Yakutat Bay, northeastern Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States, North America, North Pacific

Dates: July 19, 1979 to July 27, 1979

Chief scientist: Bruce Ambuter

Objectives: Detect and locate earthquake activity in the northeast Gulf of Alaska (NEGOA). Obtain measurements of sea floor accelerations accompanying both strong and weak earthquakes. Demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of the USGS OBIPs when used in the seismic refraction mode.

Type of Activity: Seismic study; OBIPs deployment and recovery; OBS;Seismic study
OBIPs deployment and recovery
OBS

Information to be derived: Seismic study data
OBIPs performance at deployment and recovery

Summary: OBIP deployments - 13; OBIP recoveries - 8; Seismic refraction - 3 lines, 165 km; Bathymetry/sub-bottom profiling - 580 km; XBT launches - 12; Shipek bottom samples - 8.

Contact: Bruce Ambuter ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-2-79-EG. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-2-79-GA. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-2-79-EG. Visit this site for more information.

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