USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1971-008-FA

Other ID: UGEO Leg 8; CORPUS 23

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: gulf transit, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): James Case

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a geophysical survey.


Start Date: 1971-12-15

Start Port/Location: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

End Date: 1971-12-24

End Port/Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Equipment Used: Echosounder, Loran-C, Geomechanique streamer, 3.5 kHz, Sparker system, Gravity meter (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected bathymetry (3.5 kHz) and gravity data.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE), International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE)

Location Map:


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Loran-C --- Navigation
1971-008-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation data in InfoBank)
Geomechanique streamer --- Temperature
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1971-008-FA-BA-001 ( Bathymetric data in InfoBank)
Sparker system --- Sparker
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
1971-008-FA-GP-001 ( Gravity data in InfoBank)