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Summary for Field Activity Number 1979-017-FA

Alternate Leg ID: Cruise II, Leg II; RP-4-SU-79B

Area of Operations: Yakutat Bay, northeastern Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States, North America, North Pacific

Dates: July 19, 1979 to July 27, 1979

Objectives: Detect and locate earthquake activity in the northeast Gulf of Alaska (NEGOA). Obtain measurements of sea floor accelerations accompanying both strong and weak earthquakes. Demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of the USGS OBIPs when used in the seismic refraction mode.

Type of Activity: Seismic study
OBIPs deployment and recovery

Information to be derived: Seismic study data
OBIPs performance at deployment and recovery

Summary: OBIP deployments - 13; OBIP recoveries - 8; Seismic refraction - 3 lines, 165 km; Bathymetry/sub-bottom profiling - 580 km; XBT launches - 12; Shipek bottom samples - 8.

USGS Project Number: OBIP

Contact: Bruce Ambuter ()

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Map of field activity boundary.

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