Other ID: 80-G-6A
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: West Florida Shelf, Florida, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Charles W. Holmes
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain samples of the sediments on the Mississippi-Alabama shelf, the central Tampa shelf, and the Florida Strait slope in order to confirm areas of reported phosphate concentrations. Obtain high-resolution data on the Mississippi-Alabama shelf and the southern shelf (south of 26 degrees). Obtain drill cores of the central shelf area and southern reefs. Obtain a suite of piston cores on the central shelf.
Start Date: 1980-06-14
Start Port/Location: New Orleans, LA
End Date: 1980-07-05
End Port/Location: Miami, FL
Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Sparker system, Corer - slow, Dredge, Grab sampler, Rotary drill, Smith-MacIntyre grab, Box corer, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 3.5 kHz: 3507 km; Minisparker: 3292 km; Underway samples: 24; Dredge hauls: 8; Piston cores: 26; Drill cores: 2; Smith McIntyre grab: 4; Box cores: 5; Surface salinity measurements: 200; Mini-hydrocast: 12.
Staff: Paul Bowker, Raymond E. Hall, Charles W. Holmes, Barry Irwin, Frank T. Manheim, Ronald J. Miller, Ronnie Wells, George Wiley, James Willingham
Notes: Project = West Florida Shelf, West Florida Shelf