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Summary for Field Activity Number 1979-009-FA

Area of Operations: Vineyard Sound, Elizabeth Islands, Nonamesset Island to Tarpaulin Cove on Naushon Island, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 16, 1979 to May 16, 1979

Objectives: Specify and confirm that bottom currents were in fact causing the high noise levels seen in earlier tests and could be ascribed to either eddying effects or actual rocking of the equipment.

Type of Activity: Ocean Bottom Seismometer

Information to be derived: Observation
gear retrieval

Summary: Data playback confirmed OBIP movement due to local current effects.

USGS Project Number: OBIP

Contact: Ray Davis (

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Map of field activity boundary.

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