USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-039-FA

Other ID: LACOSS II 12/82

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John West

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Suter - Louisiana St. Univ.

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution seismic profiling along Isles Dernieres and Grand Isle to map geology and survey sand resources for Louisiana Geological Survey.


Start Date: 1982-12-05

Start Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

End Date: 1982-12-17

End Port/Location: Grand Isle, LA

Equipment Used: Boomer, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Original ORE boomer records in USGS-St. Petersburg, FL center. ORE Boomer: 480 km (Lines R1-R3, D4-D42, G1-G20).

Staff: John West

Affiliate Staff:
Doug Owen - Geologist
Minerals Management Service; Shea Penland - Geologist
Louisiana Geological Survey; John Suter - Geologist
Louisiana State University; Wilton Delaum - Deckhand

Notes: Original Center People field contained: John West - ET, USGS-Corpus Christi/Minerals Management Service.
Project = Louisiana Cooperative Sand Survey, Louisiana Cooperative Sand Survey


Louisiana Shelf, Isles Dernieres, Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29.44243794 South: 28.91432047 West: -91.3266 East: -90.00408936


R J Russell



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Loran-C --- Navigation
1982-039-FA-LN-001-01 ( Navigation File (1 of 2 txt files) Rescued navigation file from 5-minute-fix plot file with latitude, longitude and time annotation; Dec. 5, 1900, 1982 - Dec. 9, 2010, 1982.)
1982-039-FA-LN-001-02 ( Navigation file (2 of 2 txt files) Rescued navigation file from 5-minute-fix plot file with latitude, longitude and time annotation; Dec. 12, 1300, 1982 - Dec. 17, 1217, 1982.)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1982-039-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( UNI) for lines )
1982-039-FA-SE-002 ( analog tape of seismic data)