USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-001-FA

Other ID: 81-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Dennis W. O'Leary

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a continuous 12-channel CDP seismic reflection profile along the Mississippi River from Osceola, Arkansas to the vicinity of Cairo, Illinois.


Start Date: 1981-01-06

Start Port/Location: Memphis, TN

End Date: 1981-01-18

End Port/Location: Wycliff, KY

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 133 km of trackline recorded. Weather and equipment failures caused delays and decision to terminate survey at mile 197.

Staff: David Nichols, Dennis W. O'Leary, Frank W. Jennings, Donald Smith

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Denver: Samuel Harding

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dennis O'Leary, Chief Scientist; Frank Jennings, Electronic technician; Dave Nichols, DFS V operator; Donald Smith, Shore coordinator/van driver.
Project = Marine Seismic Operations, Marine Seismic Operations


Mississippi River, Osceola, Arkansas, to Hickman, Kentucky, United States, North America;

North: 36.6 South: 35.75 West: -89.9 East: -89.2


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
Visual navigation --- Navigation