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):

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


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;

North: 29.55 South: 25.95 West: -97.75 East: -94.5


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)