USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1974-003-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Gulf of Almeria, Alboran Sea, Spain, Mediterranean Sea, Europe, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon, James M. Robb

Affiliate Investigator(s): Juan Carlos Lucena y Bonny, Jaime A. Garcia-Rodriguez - ENADIMSA

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate the general structure of the continental margin of southern Spain and the central Alboran Sea via collection of seismic profiles and magnetic data.


Start Date: 1974-05-04

Start Port/Location: Almeria, Spain

End Date: 1974-05-24

End Port/Location: Almeria, Spain

Equipment Used: Marine magnetometer, Gravity meter (wh), Raytheon radar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Marine magnetics data and seismic reflection profiles.

Staff: William Dillon, James M. Robb

Affiliate Staff:
Juan Carlos Lucena y Bonny and Jaime A. Garcia-Rodriguez - Empresa Nacional ADARO de Investigaciones Mineras
Spain; H. Gary Greene - PMG


Location Map:


photo of Pollux


Dillon, W.P., Robb, J.M., Greene, H.G., and Lucena, J.C., 1980, Evolution of the continental margin of southern Spain and the Alboran Sea: Marine Geology, v. 36 no. 3-4, doi: 10.1016/0025-3227(80)90087-0.

Robb, J.M., Dillon, W.P., Greene, H.G., Lucena y Bonny, J.C., and Garcia-Rodriguez, J.A., 1976, Marine magnetometer measurements, Gulf of Almeria, Spain: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-545, 12 p. URL:, download PDF.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
1974-003-FA-GP-001-01 ( Magnetics data)
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
1974-003-FA-GP-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, MG-SPAIN, GR?, NV?, MG-ALL CORRECTNS, MG-25 FILES, )
1974-003-FA-GP-001-02 ( Gravity data)
Raytheon radar --- Navigation
1974-003-FA-LN-001-01 ( Navigation data)