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):

Principal Investigator(s): James Case

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, 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 Port/Location: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

End Port/Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Start Date: 1971-12-15

End Date: 1971-12-24

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

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)


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

North: 31 South: 15 West: -100 East: -63


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Magnetometer (wh) --- Magnetics
NGDC MGD77 data ( )
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)