Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Chandeleur Sound, Chandeleur Islands, Mississippi Sound, Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama continental shelf, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Ronald J. Miller
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Preliminary report detailing findings of 3 phases - first two phases recorded in cruise reports 81007 and 81008. Objective of phase 3 onboard CARANCAHUA was the completion of trackline runs laid out in phase 1, run in phase 2, and continued in shallow waters in phase 3. Purpose of study was to provide an interpretation of the geologic framework and geologic history of the Louisiana-Mississippi OCS area since the middle Pleistocene, and to present the regional distribution of geologic features that can be hazardous to offshore gas and oil production.
Start Date: 1981-06-29
End Date: 1981-07-24
Equipment Used: Boomer, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 700 km of seismic data and 75 grab samples collected in phase 3 cruise.
Staff: Neal Lillard, Ronald J. Miller
Notes: Cruise report 81021 is a preliminary report.
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.