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Summary for Field Activity Number 1989-036-FA

Area of Operations: Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: December 06, 1989 to December 06, 1989

Objectives: Comparison tests of various sub-bottom profiling equipment. Test and evaluation of Klein analog and digital sidescan systems.

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Summary: NEECHO was originally mobilized to support a joint USGS/WHOI OBS program which was postponed after the boat was in the water. This delay afforded a good opportunity for MSO to test and evaluate seismic instrumentation. A test line was selected based on some lines run off the Elizabeth Islands during August 1979. GeoPulse, UNIBOOM and HUNTEC sound sources were run at various power settings during the cruise. The signal was routed through four different signal processors and displayed on EPC recorders. Different amplifier and filter settings were used. The Klein digital sonar was tested and six analog sidescan lines off Lackey's Bay were run for WHOI. A shallow water profiling sled built by MSO was also field tested during the cruise.

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Contact: Ken Parolski (

InfoBank: uses the identifier N-1-89-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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Map of field activity boundary.

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photo of NEECHO

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