USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-044-FA

Other ID: 77-01 or 77-4

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Rio de la Plata submarine canyon, Puerto Rico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s): Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover Scripps current meter.


Start Date: 1977-02-18

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1977-02-18

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Echosounder, Current, Raytheon radar

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Successfully recovered current meter #2 in canyon axis at depth 410 m; results not known at time of writing cruise report.

Staff: James V. A. Trumbull, Jose R. Muniz, Nelson Espinell

Affiliate Staff:
Cintron? - PR DNR; Alonso? - PR DNR; Gary Sullivan? - Scripps; Neil Marshall? - Scripps

Notes: Informal cooperation with Fran Shepard, SIO. Original Center People field contained: James Trumbull?, Muniz?, Espinell?
Project = Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op, Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op

Location Map:


photo of Jean A
Jean A


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Raytheon radar --- Navigation