Other ID: 68
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: St. Croix shelf, St. Thomas shelf, U..S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Charles W. Holmes
Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sparker, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain high-resolution data from the southern shelf of St. Croix, obtain sidescan sonar data on the southern shelf of St. Thomas, and place sediment trap arrays at selected sites.
Start Date: 1978-11-01
End Date: 1978-11-18
Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Boomer, Del Norte 26 sparker, Camera - B/W video, Motorola Mini-Ranger III
Information to be Derived: Suspended sediment concentrations; Sea floor map; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Operated only in daylight. Due to high winds and resultant seas, high-resolution data quality is poor to fair; sidescan sonar data is fair. Sidescan sonar: 26 km, fair quality; Uniboom: 50 km, poor to fair quality; TV Tape: 6 hours; Grab samples: 25; SARIMA Time Log #68.
Staff: Charles W. Holmes, Ronald J. Miller, John West, George Wiley
Notes: Original Center People field contained: USGS-Corpus Christi: Charles (Chuck) W. Holmes - Ch. Sci., Jack Kindinger, Ronald Miller, John West, George Wiley.