Other ID: FAY 008
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: South Texas inner continental shelf, Matagorda Bay, Texas, United States, Rio Grande, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Charles W. Holmes
Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Sparker, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objective of this program is to apply the land-use concept to the sea floor of the Texas inner shelf and to establish an integrated base of geologic data as background for the investigation for shoreline engineering projects, power plant sitings, and port sitings.
Start Date: 1975-12-01
End Date: 1975-12-13
Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Sparker system, Lorac Positioning System
Information to be Derived: Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Approximately 3340 km of minisparker and 1185 km of 3.5 kHz records were obtained. Ship track: 3500 km; Continuous data: 3340 km minisparker 1.0, 3000 km minisparker 0.5, 1185 km 3.5 kHz.
Staff: Charles W. Holmes, Michael Dorsey, Ronald J. Miller, Robert Vitaglione, Carroll Pyle
Notes: This cruise was made as the first step in obtaining this information and to provide information needed to judiciously select sites for subsequent sampling. Precision navigation was provided by Lorac Services, Inc. Time for navigation was in the 90 degree meridian. Original Center People field contained: Chuck Holmes, Michael Dorsey, Ronald Miller, Robert Vitaglione, Cary Pyle, Scotty Heald, and Felicity Ohrm.