USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-014-FA

Other ID: 81-G-9

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Tampa, Florida, Florida Keys, U.S. East Coast, Massachusetts, Booth Bay, Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Robert F. Bowles

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: LORAN-C navigation test. Ancillary project included gravity work.


Start Date: 1981-05-25

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1981-05-31

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Gravity meter (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Robert F. Bowles, James E. Dodd, Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:
Robert Douthart
Electronics Technician; Wayne Hoover
Math Specialist; James McCullough
Research Specalist
WHOI; Andrew Eliason
Nav. Spec.
Private Consultant; Jack Ligon
R&D Engineer
U.S. Coast Guard; Ken Chapman
Internav Inc.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Robert Bowles, Project Chief; Barry Irwin, Geophysicist; James Dodd, Electrical Engineer; Robert Douthart, Electronics Technician; Wayne Hoover, Math Specialist.
Project = LORAN-C Navigation Test; Gravity Survey, LORAN-C Navigation Test; Gravity Survey

Location Map:


photo of Gyre


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1981-014-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-INS, NV,GR, )
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
1981-014-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-INS, NV,GR, )