USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Investigator(s): P. Heine - WRD-Connecticut; R. Wolinski - WRD-Florida

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sparker

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map shallow limestone aquifers (60-200 feet) in Peace River, Myaha River, and Charlotte Harbor, Florida.


Start Date: 1980-02-04

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1980-02-10

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Nonlinear hydrophone array gave extremely good high-resolution/deep penetration data. Standard linear array (15 phones 12 inches apart) provided poor resolution in the upper 20-50 feet, although the deeper data (150 feet) were good. On a small boat (21 ft. whaler), lash Uniboom to one side and tow hydrophone off opposite side, not extending back past stern due to prop noise.

Staff: Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Heine
WRD-Connecticut; R. Wolinski

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Sylwester, Technician.


Peace River, Myaha River, Charlotte Harbor, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 27 South: 26.37 West: -82.5 East: -82.08333





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker --- Sparker
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler