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Summary for Field Activity Number 1981-028-FA

Alternate Leg ID: WF 81-2

Area of Operations: Lydonia Canyon, Oceanographer Canyon, Georges Bank area, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 22, 1981 to July 31, 1981

Objectives: Map the morphology of the canyon heads and adjacent shelf, identify types and map the extent of bedforms in and around canyon heads, outline the shallow structures of the canyon heads to define recent history, and map areas of sediment erosion and accumulation.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Morphology

Summary: 2.5 kHz: 89 km; Uniboom: 888 km; Sidescan: 401 km.

USGS Project Number: EA

Contact: Dave Twichell (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of WHITEFOOT
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