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Summary for Field Activity Number 1980-024-FA

Alternate Leg ID: 80-G-8, 80-G-8A, 80-G-8B

Area of Operations: Oceanographer Canyon to Lydonia Canyon, Georges Bank
Lindenkohl Canyon to South Toms Canyon off New Jersey
Baltimore Canyon to Wilmington Canyon off Maryland and Delaware
United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 28, 1980 to September 14, 1980

Objectives: To survey areas of the continental slope using a mid-range sidescan sonar, for study of sea floor geomorphology as related to slope stability.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling

Information to be derived: Seismic profiles

Summary: Total of 995 km of sidescan sonar and 3.5 kHz data tracklines collected. D.W. O'Leary responsible for Lydonia to Oceanographer Canyons, Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 1980; J.M. Robb responsible for Lindenkohl to South Toms Canyons, Sep. 4-10, 1980; B.A. McGregor responsible for Wilmington to Baltimore Canyons, Sep. 10-3, 1980.

USGS Project Number: 9450-51822 9450-51823

Contact: Jim Robb (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

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