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Summary for Field Activity Number 1976-026-FA

Alternate Leg ID: FAY 019

Area of Operations: Middle Atlantic Bight, Charleston, South Carolina to Norfolk, Virginia, Atlantic Continental shelf, slope and rise, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 17, 1976 to August 04, 1976

Objectives: This cruise between Charleston and Norfolk concentrated on long geophysical profiles over the continental shelf, slope and rise off Cape Hatteras. Eight long profiles were collected transverse to the margin and two parallel to the margin along the rise tying into DSDP sites #105 and 106. Magnetics, gravity and minisparker data were collected along 2 transverse lines that went along previously purchased multichannel lines.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling

Information to be derived: Morphology

Summary: The single-channel reflection profiles for FAY 019 were outstanding with excellent resolution of basement and the deeper Mesozoic horizons throughout the western Atlantic. Airgun: 3590 km; Gravity: 4770 km; Magnetics: 3940 km; Minisparker: 4270 km; 3.5 kHz Sonar: 680 km.

USGS Project Number: EA-RA

Contact: John Grow ()

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Map of field activity boundary.

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