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Summary Information for Field Activity 1984-023-FA

Area of Operations: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: November 08, 1984 to November 08, 1984

Chief scientist: Thomas F. O'Brien

Objectives: Shallow water, high-resolution reflection and refraction seismology utilizing an explosive sound source, 3-axis geophone and single hydrophone sensors, and a sonobuoy telemetry system. Additionally, a USGS ocean-bottom seismograph was deployed.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: High-resolution reflection and refraction seismology

Summary: All equipment worked well. There seems to be an electronic coupling problem between the geophone system and the sonobuoy transmitters. This problem will be addressed this winter and the experiment will be attempted again in Spring of 1985.

Contact: Thomas F. O'Brien (

InfoBank: uses the identifier N-1-84-BZ. Visit this site for more information.

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