Other ID: Decca Profiler 1; CORPUS 46
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: south Texas outer continental shelf, Matagorda Bay, Texas, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Gerald L. Shideler
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain quasi-synoptic information on the suspended-sediment transport system within the South Texas OCS. Specific objectives were: to obtain samples of the water column for analyses of sediment texture and concentrations, sediment mineralogy and trace metals, water chemistry, and coccoliths to establish temporal variability patterns; to obtain vertical transmittance-temperature profiles to establish regional turbidity patterns; and to cast drift bottles to measure surface currents during the cruise period.
Start Date: 1977-03-17
Start Port/Location: Corpus Christi, TX
End Date: 1977-03-21
End Port/Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Equipment Used: Martek Transmissometer, Raytheon radar, Loran-A
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This cruise was the fifth of six scheduled cruises designed to evaluate the temporal variability of suspended-sediment transport patterns within the South Texas OCS region. The remaining cruise is scheduled for May 1977. Vertical transmittance-temperature profiles: 26; Water column samples (surface, mid, bottom): 78 samples at 26 stations; Drift bottles: 312 casts.
Staff: Kenneth Roberts, Gerald L. Shideler, Cynthia Rice, Ronald J. Miller, Neal Lillard, Frances Firek, Charles Stelting, Stanley Lindquist, Ronald C. Circe
Notes: Original Center People field contained: USGS-Corpus Christi: Gerald Shideler - Ch. Sci., Ronald Miller, Kenneth Roberts, Fran Firek, Charles Stelting, Cyndi Rice, William Allshouse, Stan Linquist, Ronald Circe, Jack Kindinger, Pat Dave Nichols, Neal Lillard.