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Summary Information for Field Activity 1979-034-FA

Area of Operations: Georges Bank, Hudson Canyon, Baltimore Canyon, Cape Hatteras, Blake Escarpment, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 23, 1979 to November 08, 1979

Chief scientist: Dave Twichell

   Paul Teleki - USGS-Reston; Dave Roberts - IOS

Objectives: Collect GLORIA sidescan sonar profiles and seismic reflection profiles to be used to map the morphology of the continental slope and upper rise in the four study areas.

Type of Activity:

Information to be derived: Morphology;

Summary: GLORIA data: 5543 km; 10 kHz data: 5543 km; Airgun data: 5450 km; Gravity data: 5907 km.

Contact: Dave Twichell (

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-1-79-NA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Scanlon, Kathryn M.,1982, GLORIA sidescan and seismic data collected by the DESV STARELLA along the Continental Slope and upper Continental Rise of the eastern United States in 1979: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-1095, 3 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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