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Summary Information for Field Activity 1980-013-FA

Area of Operations: New Jersey inner continental shelf, Corson Inlet to Manasqvan Inlet, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 11, 1980 to June 19, 1980

Chief scientist: Marshal Otter

Objectives: The cruise purpose was to make a preliminary high-resolution seismic survey and sidescan sonar survey of the designated stretch of NJ inner continental shelf shoreward of the 10 fm depth since this region has been avoided by deeper-draft oceanographic research vessels. The data will be examined to determine presence and distribution of geologic hazards related to possible petroleum pipeline installation.

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Information to be derived:

Summary: Sidescan sonar data: 796 km; ORE 3.5 kHz data: 880 km; Uniboom data: 888 km.

Contact: Marshal Otter ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier W-1-80-MC. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

McClennen, Charles E.,1983, High-resolution seismic profiles and sidescan-sonar data collected during June 1980 offshore New Jersey, WHITEFOOT Cruise 80-1: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-422, 2 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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