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Summary Information for Field Activity 1981-024-FA

Area of Operations: Baltimore Canyon, Berkeley Canyon, Carteret Canyon, Hendrickson Canyon, U.S. Atlantic Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 07, 1981 to July 21, 1981

Chief scientist: Jim Robb

   Barbara Hecker - Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory (LDGO)

Objectives: To obtain biological and geological specimens, conduct echo-sounding surveys, and record biological and geological narrative and photographic observations of the Continental Slope between Baltimore Canyon and Hendrickson Canyon.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography; Observation; echo sounding surveying;Observation
echo sounding surveying

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Echo-sounding survey data;

Summary: ALVIN dives: 13 (#1107-1119; #1114 aborted; USGS dives = #1112, 1115, and 1117); 12 kHz echo-sounding records: 13 km; Sediment samples: 46; Hand-held 35 mm color slides: 651; Bow camera photos: 100 feet each B/W and Color; Audio narrative observations.

Contact: Jim Robb (

InfoBank: uses the identifier L-10-81-MC. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Robb, James M., Kirby, John R., Hampson, John C., Jr., Gibson, Patricia R., and Hecker, Barbara,1983, Furrowed outcrops of Eocene chalk on the lower continental slope offshore New Jersey: Geology, v. 11, no. 3: p. 182-186. (Also available at<182:FOOECO>2.0.CO;2)

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