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Summary for Field Activity Number 1978-012-FA

Area of Operations: Block Canyon, Atlantis Canyon, Mud Patch, southern New England continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 15, 1978 to May 20, 1978

Objectives: Map the surface character, thickness and extent of the Mud Patch sediment lens to define the origin and present processes responsible for the development of this anomalous sediment deposit.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map

Summary: No sidescan lines 1-5; equipment problems. Huntec boomer: 941 km; Klein sidescan sonar: 673 km; EDO Western 60 kHz echo sounder: 941 km.

USGS Project Number: EA

Contact: Dave Twichell (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

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