USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-016-FA

Other ID: FAY 016

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Equipment test cruise.


Start Date: 1976-05-31

Start Port/Location: Corpus Christi, TX

End Date: 1976-06-05

End Port/Location: Port Everglades, FL

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Air gun, SEI streamer with 40 MD5 hydrophones, Geometrics G-856 magnetometer, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Airguns and gradiometer gave good results. 3.5 kHz system periodically lost the bottom. Teledyne sparker failed to arrive before departure; will be tested on a later leg.

Staff: Perry Parks, Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Staff:
1 unspecified technician

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Sylwester - Ch. Sci., seismic systems; Perry Parks - gravity system; 4 other USGS cruise participants.


Corpus Christi, Texas, Port Everglades, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 28 South: 24 West: -97.5 East: -80


photo of Fay



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
SEI streamer with 40 MD5 hydrophones --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Geometrics G-856 magnetometer --- Magnetics
1976-016-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tape(s) of GR, NV, )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1976-016-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 76016)
1976-016-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of GR, NV, )