USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-014-FA

Other ID: CORPUS 63

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: 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, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain high-resolution profiles of the Galveston Bay area as part of a general survey of the Texas Coastal Zones. In addition, a series of short cores was taken for dating analysis.


Start Date: 1978-05-22

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End Date: 1978-06-02

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Equipment Used: Del Norte 26 sparker, Push corer (wh), Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution seismic data averaged 150 m penetration and was excellent quality because of good sea state. Del Norte Minisparker: 700 km; Stations: 6; Diver Cores: 6.

Staff: Ronald J. Miller, Neal Lillard

Affiliate Staff:
Tim Martin; Gale Driver - WRD
Boat Operator; Earl Verbeek - Environmental Geology; Tom Calnan - University of Texas; Russel Lewis - University of Texas

Notes: Original Center People field contained: USGS-Corpus Christi: Ronald Miller - Ch. Sci., Neal Lillard, Jack Kindinger, Tim Martin.
Project = USGS/U. TX Co-op, USGS/U. TX Co-op

Location Map:


photo of Egret


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Del Norte 26 sparker --- Sparker
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger --- Navigation