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Summary for Field Activity Number 1979-015-FA

Alternate Leg ID: GS 7903-4

Area of Operations: continental slope off New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic outer continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 27, 1979 to July 11, 1979

Objectives: High-resolution seismic profiling of continental slope to study potential geologic hazards to exploration and development, specifically bottom instability due to slumping or sliding.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Geophysical survey

Information to be derived: Sea floor map

Summary: Airgun (40 cu. in.): 1555 km; Minisparker: 1750 km; 3.5 kHz: 1780 km; Sidescan: 70 km; Deep hydrophone: 105 km; Gravity: 2565 km; Magnetics (total field): 1520.

USGS Project Number: EA

Contact: Jim Robb (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of GILLISS, JAMES  M
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