USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-013-FA

Other ID: CORPUS 52

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Texas Bay System, Rickport Bay, Aransas Bay, Copano Bay, San Antonio Bay, Pass Covallo, Matagorda Bay, Lavaca Bay, Galveston Bay, Texas, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald J. Miller

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sparker, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Study the sedimentological and depositional aspects of the Texas Bay System.


Start Date: 1977-04-05

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1977-05-06

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Sparker system, Motorola Mini-Ranger III

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Operations occurred intermittently between April 5 through May 6, 1977 during daylight hours only. The actual working team consisted of 5-6 men; substitutions were made as situations required. High-resolution seismic data was acquired for the upper 125 meters of sediment. Sparker: 1125 km; General log: 52A; Time log: 52B.

Staff: Ronald J. Miller, Kenneth Roberts, Neal Lillard

Affiliate Staff:
Texas Bureau of Economic Geology: Richard Anderson
John Chin
John Herbert
Chet Safe
Dale Solemon

Notes: Original Center People field contained: USGS-Corpus Christi: Ronald Miller - Ch. Sci., Neal Lillard, Kenneth Roberts.
Project = Coastal Zone Project, Coastal Zone Project

Location Map:


photo of Chem Mist
Chem Mist


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker system --- Sparker
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation
1977-013-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 77013)