Other ID: 80-C-1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Nueces Estuary, Corpus Christi, Texas, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Charles Stelting
Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the salient sub-bottom, bathymetric, and surficial features within Nueces Bay and the lower portion of the Nueces River.
Start Date: 1980-07-11
End Date: 1980-07-13
Equipment Used: Raytheon RTT 1000 Seismic System, Klein 531 sidescan, Compass
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 45 km each of high-resolution, bathymetric, and sidescan data was acquired. Due to a combination of unfamiliarity with sediment types and their effect on resolution and instrumentation difficulties, the quality of high-resolution and bathymetric data ranges from poor to acceptable. The sidescan data is excellent.
Staff: Douglass Owen, Richard E. Sylwester, John West, Neal Lillard, Charles Stelting
Notes: A very special thanks is extended to Charles Deadmon and James Willingham whose onshore efforts were a great aid to the completion of this cruise.