Other ID: 81-G-6-2; 81-G-5
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Mississippi shelf, Louisiana shelf, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Ronald J. Miller
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Environmental Data: Current, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect high-resolution seismics to produce a hazard map and geologic interpretation of study area.
Start Date: 1981-04-18
Start Port/Location: Galveston, TX
End Date: 1981-04-28
End Port/Location: Galveston, TX
Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Air gun, 12 kHz, Sparker system, Marine magnetometer, Gravity meter (wh), Current Drift Bottle, Integrated Navigation System, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: There were 1500 km of good quality high-resolution seismics and sidescan sonar, 46 grab samples, 40 drift bottle stations, and 75 km of magnetics and gravity.
Staff: James E. Dodd, Barry Irwin, David Mason, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Barry Irwin - Nav., Jim Dodd - Nav., David Mason - Elec. Tech., Kenneth Parolski - Elec. Tech., Dave Nichols - Elec. Tech.
Kindinger, J.L., Miller, Ronald J., Stelting, Charles E., and Bouma, Arnold H., 1982, Depositional history of Louisiana-Mississippi outer continental shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-1077, 59 p. 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: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 428, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ds/ds428.