USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-031-FA

Other ID: 81-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James V. A. Trumbull, Kurt Grove

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Make high-resolution seismic profiles for reconnaissance use in investigation of sand resources on Puerto Rican shelf and for research into late Pleistocene and Holocene sea-level rise and coral reef history.


Start Date: 1980-11-13

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1980-11-24

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Boomer, 3.5 kHz, Raytheon radar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Radar became inoperative; repaired at St. Croix. Uniboom inoperative immediately after test at dock. Major loss of cruise time.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski, Rafael W. Rodriguez, Juan Luis Trias, Jose R. Muniz, James V. A. Trumbull, Kurt Grove

Affiliate Staff:
Jack Morelock; Ivy Hanchett

Notes: Essential to have basic set of electronics resident in Puerto Rico as soon as possible. Original Center People field contained: Kurt Grove, Co-Chief Scientist; Jim Trumbull, Co-Chief Scientist; Ken Parolski; Rafael Rodriguez; Jack Morelock; Juan Trias; Jose Muniz; Ivy Hanchett.


South coasts of Puerto Rico and Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.1 South: 17.9 West: -66.5 East: -65.3


photo of Jean A
Jean A



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Raytheon radar --- Navigation