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ID S-5-78-EG
Abstract Chief Scientists: George Plafker, Paul Carlson. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, LoranC, integratednavigation, 12khz, 3dot5khz, magnetics, airgunarcer, gravitycore, chaindredge, radar, minisparker, uniboom) of field activity S-5-78-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 06/23/1978 to 07/12/1978
Chief Scientist George Plafker
Paul Carlson
Activity Type Geophysical
Platform Sea Sounder
Area of Operation Eastern Gulf of Alaska
Bounding Coordinates
-146.19354    -134.25795
Ports leave Juneau, AK
arrive Yakutat, AK
Dates 06/23/1978 (JD 174) to 07/12/1978 (JD 193)
Analog Materials list
Art Conradi Navigator
Bill Levy Navigator
Bill Schwab Watchstander
Bob Wilson Mechanical Technician
Edith Stanley Navigator
George Plafker Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Glen Thrasher Watchstander
John Laingor Chief Mate
John Saladin Electronics Technician
K. Simpson Ship Captain
Mark Wheeler Watchstander
Paul Carlson Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Paula Quniterno Watchstander, USGS Western Region
Ron Schmitz Electronics Technician
Sue Hunt Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region
Tom Atwood Watchstander
Warren Coonrad Watchstander
Bill Soule Chief Engineer
Equipment Used
NGDC Overview
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MCG Data Collection ID ---         S578EG
Institution Data Collection ID --- S578EG
NGDC ID ---                        06110023
Funding ---                        (unspecified)
Project, Cruise & Leg ---          George Plafker
Study region ---                   +60.00000,+56.00000,-147.00000,-134.00000
Chief Scientist(s) ---             Paul Carlson
Name of vessel ---                 Sea Sounder (surface ship)
Date field data collection started --- 06/23/78     LV JUNEAU, AK
Date field data collection ended ---   07/10/78     AR YAKUTAT, AK
Parameters surveyed ---
   Bathymetry:                     surveyed, contained in data file
   Magnetics:                      (unspecified)
   Gravity:                        (unspecified)
   High-resolution seismics:       (unspecified)
   Deep penetration seismics:      (unspecified)
Format --- 

Date of data input to NGDC ---     11/30/90
Contributing institution ---       USGS Branch of Pacific Marine Geology
Country ---                        United States

Navigation instrumentation ---     SAT-NAV-MAGNAVOX 702 LORAN C-MAGNAVOX TD
Position determination method ---  L601 INTEGRATED NAV SYSTEM RADAR

Bathymetry instrumentation ---            12 KHZ BATHYMETRY 3.5 KHZ BATHYMETRY
Additional forms of bathymetric data ---  (unspecified)
General rate of bathymetry in file ---    1.7 minutes
General collection rate of bathymetry --- (unspecified)
Assumed sound velocity ---                1463.0 m/sec
Bathymetric datum code ---                No correction applied (sea level)
Bathmetry interpolation scheme ---        (unspecified)

Magnetics instrumentation ---            SHIPBOARD MAGNETOMETER
Additional forms of magnetics data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of magnetics in file ---    (unspecified)
General collection rate of magnetics --- (unspecified)
Magnetic sensor tow distance ---         (unspecified)
Magnetic sensor depth ---                (unspecified)
Two sensor horizontal separation ---     (unspecified)
Residual magnetics reference field ---   (unspecified)
Method of applying residual field ---    (unspecified)

Gravity instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of gravity data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of gravity in file ---    (unspecified)
General collection rate of gravity --- (unspecified)
Theoretical gravity formula ---        (unspecified)
Reference system ---                   (unspecified)
Corrections applied ---                (unspecified)
Starting land tie ---                  (unspecified)
Ending land tie   ---                  (unspecified)

Seismic instrumentation --- 160 KJ SINGLE CHAN ARCER
Formats of seismic data --- (unspecified)
Plafker, George, and Claypool, George, 1979, Petroleum source rock potential
of rocks dredged from the continental slope in the eastern Gulf of Alaska,
U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 79-295, URL:
Hampton, M.A., Bouma, A.H., Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., Clukey, E.C., and Sangrey, D.A., 1978, Quantitative study of slope instability in the Gulf of Alaska: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 10, v. 4, p. 2307-2318.

Nelson, C.H., Kvenvolden, K.A., and Thor, D.R., 1979, Seafloor thermogenic gas seep, Norton Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 154-155.

Molnia, B.F., and Carlson, P.R., 1980, Quaternary sedimentary facies of the northeast Gulf of Alaska Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175, p. 158-159.

Carlson, Paul R., Plafker, George, and Bruns, Terry R., 1981, Seaward extension of the Fairweather Fault on the southeastern Alaska shelf, in American Geophysical Union; 27th annual Pacific Northwest regional meeting: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 62, no. 5, p. 60.

Carlson, Paul R., Plafker, George, and Bruns, T.R., 1985, Map and selected seismic profiles of the seaward extension of the Fairweather Fault, eastern Gulf of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1722, 2 sheets.

Carlson, Paul R., Plafker, George, Bruns, Terry R., and Levy, William P., 1979, Seaward extension of the Fairweather Fault: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 0804-B, p. B135-B139.

Plafker, George, Carlson, Paul R., Coonrad, Warren L., Hunt, Susan J., and Quinterno, Paula, 1979, Geologic implications of 1978 outcrop sample data from the continental slope in the eastern Gulf of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 0804-B, p. B143-B146.

Bruns, Terry R., von Huene, Roland, Carlson, Paul R., and Keller, G. Randy, 1983, The eastern Gulf of Alaska transcurrent plate boundary and the migration of terranes, in Tectonique cassante en distension et coulissement; seance specialisee de la Societe Geologique du Nord: Societe Geologique du Nord Annales, v. 103, no. 2-3, p. 325-331.

Carlson, Paul R., Bruns, Terry R., and Plafker, George, 1988, Late Cenozoic offsets on the offshore connection between the Fairweather and Queen Charlotte faults off Southeast Alaska: Marine Geology, v. 85, no. 1, p. 89-97.

Bruns, T.R., and Carlson, P.R., 1987, Geology and petroleum potential of the southeast Alaska continental margin, in D. Scholl, A. Grantz, and J. Vedder, editors, Geology and resource potential of the continental margin of W. No. America and adjacent ocean basins: Houston, TX, Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources Earth Science Series, v. 6, p. 269-282.
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S-5-78-EG location map of where navigation 

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