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Seismic-Refraction Profile across the Gulf of Maine

Katz, Samuel and Edwards, Richard S. and Press, Frank (1953) Seismic-Refraction Profile across the Gulf of Maine. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 64 (2). pp. 249-251. ISSN 0016-7606. doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1953)64[249:SPATGO]2.0.CO;2.

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On August 11, 1949, the USS MENTOR shot one partially reversed refraction profile across the northern Gulf of Maine, from a point southeast of Portland, eastward beyond Matinicus Rock (Fig. 1, shot 13). Three portable seismographs were set up at Falmouth, near Portland, Maine, on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, and at Crowell, Nova Scotia. The Crowell station was too far to the east to obtain clear ground arrivals from most of the shots. The failure of one of the engines of the MENTOR near shot 30 prevented the completion of the run and made it impossible to obtain a fix on the Lurcher Shoal buoy, which would have controlled the shot positions of the eastern half of the profile. As a result the eastern leg remained unreversed, and its results are unreliable.

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Additional Information:© 1953 Geological Society of America. This method is described in Columbia University Technical Report No. 9, issued under Contract W-38-099 ac-396 with the Geophysics Research Division of the Air Force Cambridge Research Center.
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Official Citation:SAMUEL KATZ, RICHARD S EDWARDS, and FRANK PRESS SEISMIC-REFRACTION PROFILE ACROSS THE GULF OF MAINE Geological Society of America Bulletin, February 1953, v. 64, p. 249-252, doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1953)64[249:SPATGO]2.0.CO;2
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