USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-002-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: eastern Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald J. Miller

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. Lynton Land, Chief Scientist - University of Texas

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain high-resolution seismic records with various types of seismic equipment over an identical area for comparison purposes.


Start Date: 1980-01-09

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1980-01-09

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Del Norte 26 sparker, EG&G 234, Sparker system, Del Norte hydrophone, Loran-A

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 60 km continuous data: 2 lines of 10 km/ea from 3 different seismic systems.

Staff: Ronald J. Miller, Neal Lillard

Affiliate Staff:
Dr. Lynton Land
Chief Scientist
University of Texas; 6 University of Texas students

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Ronald Miller, Seismic Operator; Neal Lillard.
Project = USGS/U.Texas co-op, USGS/U.Texas co-op

Location Map:


photo of Longhorn


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Del Norte 26 sparker --- Sparker
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
Sparker system --- Sparker
Del Norte hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Loran-A --- Navigation