Other ID: 81-G-6-1; 81-G-5; 81-5 Leg 1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Mississippi continental shelf, Louisiana continental shelf, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Arnold H. Bouma
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Environmental Data: Current, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect high-resolution seismics, gravity, magnetics, grab samples and current drift bottle data to produce a hazards map and geologic interpretation of the study area.
Start Date: 1981-04-06
Start Port/Location: Galveston, TX
End Date: 1981-04-17
End Port/Location: Galveston, TX
Equipment Used: Air gun, Sparker system, Current Drift Bottle, Magnetometer (wh), Gravity meter (wh), Integrated Navigation System, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: There were 1500 km of good quality high-resolution seismics and sidescan sonar, 18 grab samples, 40 drift bottle stations, and 75 km of magnetics and gravity.
Staff: Robert F. Bowles, James E. Dodd, Barry Irwin, David Mason, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski, George B. Tirey
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rusty Tirey - Ch. Ops., Robert Bowles - Nav., Barry Irwin - Nav., James Dodd - Nav., David Mason - ET, Kenneth Parolski - ET, Dave Nichols - ET.
Sanford, J.M., Harrison, A.S., Wiese, D., Flocks, J.G., 2009, Archive of digitized analog boomer and minisparker seismic reflection data collected from the Mississippi-Alabama shelf during cruises onboard the R/V Carancahua and R/V Gyre, April and July 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 428, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/428/.
Kindinger, J.L., Miller, Ronald J., Stelting, Charles E., and Bouma, Arnold H., 1982, Depositional history of Louisiana-Mississippi outer continental shelf: 59 URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr821077, download PDF.
Sanford, J.M., Harrison, Arnell S., Wiese, Dana S., and Flocks, James G., 2009, Archive of digitized analog Boomer and Minisparker seismic reflection data collected from the Alabama-Mississippi-Louisiana Shelf during cruises onboard the R/V CARANCAHUA and R/V GYRE, April and July, 1981: URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ds/ds428.