USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-004-FA

Other ID: OC 39, Leg II

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Charles W. Holmes

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect high-resolution seismic reflection data on the northern Virgin Islands shelf to provide information for use in the sand resource investigation of the area.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1978-02-07

Start Port/Location: Savannah, GA

End Date: 1978-02-15

End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Equipment Used: Del Norte 26 sparker, Edo Western 2.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler, Marine magnetometer, Del Norte, transponder net, Raytheon radar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Minisparker: 600 km; 2.5 kHz: 400 km; Magnetic data: 600 km.

Staff: Charles W. Holmes, John S. Schlee, Peter Popenoe, John M. Aaron, Frank W. Jennings, Alan Goodman, Richard E. Sylwester, Kurt Grove, Elizabeth Coward

Affiliate Staff:
Donna Darlington

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Charles (Chuck) W. Holmes - Chief Scientist; John Aaron, Elizabeth (Betsy) Coward, Donna Darlington, Alan Goodman, Kurt Grove, Frank Jennings, Jack Kindinger, Peter Popenoe, John Schlee, Richard Sylwester.

Location:

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Insular Shelf and Passage, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 18.35 South: 18.25 West: -65.1 East: -64.8

Platform(s):

photo of Oceanus
Oceanus

Publications

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Del Norte 26 sparker --- Sparker
Edo Western 2.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
Del Norte, transponder net --- Navigation
1978-004-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 78004)
Raytheon radar --- Navigation