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Summary for Field Activity Number 1979-026-FA

Alternate Leg ID: EN-042

Area of Operations: Baltimore Canyon, Hudson Canyon, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic Continental Slope, southwest Georges Bank, North Atlantic Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 28, 1979 to September 23, 1979

Objectives: Purpose of this cruise was coring for geotechnical and sedimentological analysis of features on the continental slope. 32 stations were chosen by Conservation Division Hazard Analysis group within specific lease blocks in the Mid-Atlantic OCS area. 11 additional stations were occupied on the Mid-Atlantic slope and 11 on the North Atlantic (Georges Bank) slope.

Type of Activity: Piston and gravity coring
heat flow profiling

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis
Sea floor map

Summary: Gravity cores: 27; Piston cores: 71; Heat flow stations: 6; 3.5 kHz: 100 km; Total stations: 54 (North Atlantic = 11, Mid-Atlantic = 43).

USGS Project Number: EA

Contact: Jim Robb (

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Map of field activity boundary.

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