USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1983-012-FA

Other ID: L-5-83-HW,83012

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Frank T. Manheim, James Hein, James Hein

Affiliate Investigator(s): Frank Manheim

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sidescan, Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data: CTD

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate ferromanganese crusts with emphasis on cobalt-rich crusts via dredging and hard substrate corer (Manheim-Burke type), sidescan sonar, photography, water sampling, and bottom instrument packaging emplacement on Horizon Seamount.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1983-10-29

Start Port/Location: Honolulu, HI

End Date: 1983-11-26

End Port/Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa and Pago Pago, American Samoa

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Air gun, Sidescan sonar, Video camera - deep sea, Box corer, Corer - slow, Grab sampler, Corer - gravity, Dredge, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone, 3dot5khz, 12khz, airgun, sidescansonar, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, boxcore, pistoncore, Soutargrab, gravitycore, chaindredge, CTDmeter, penetrometer

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Lines: 36; Gravity cores: 3; Piston cores: 7; Chain dredge samples: 62.

Staff: James Hein, Frank T. Manheim, William Schwab, Aaron Dunwald, Al McClenaghan, Alice Davis, George Tate, Henry Chezar, Jeff Stampfer, Jim Nicholson

Affiliate Staff:
George Tate
Geologist; Jeff Stampfer
Mechanical Technician; Jim Nicholson
Electronics Technician; Kevin O'Toole
Mechanical Technician; Michael Boyle
Electronics Technician; Aaron Dunwald
Chief Engineer; Alice Davis
Watchstander; Hank Chezar
Watchstander; Joe Ritchey
Watchstander; John Robinson
Watchstander; Robin Bouse
Navigator; Kaye Kinoshita
Navigator; Rosemary Sliney
Navigator; Doris Puteanus
Watchstander - Technical University
Clausthal
Germany; Vesna Marchig
Watchstander - German Geological Survey
Bill Schwab - Geologist
Joe Ritchey - Watchstander

Notes: GIS tools on best navigation file, l-5-83-hw.070, found cumulative trackline distance to the nearest tens of kilometers is 6590 kilometers.

Location:

Kingman Island

Boundaries
North: 22.69919 South: -4.85883 West: -169.38 East: -157.86714

Platform(s):

photo of Samuel P Lee
Samuel P Lee

Publications

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Box corer --- Biology
Geology
Corer - slow --- Geology
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology
Corer - gravity --- Geology
Dredge --- Biology
Geology
Loran-C --- Navigation
1983-012-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation data)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Bubble Gun
Sparker
Sub Bottom Profiler
1983-012-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of FROM MENLO-DONATED BY SCHWAB)
3dot5khz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Single Beam
12khz --- Single Beam
airgun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
sidescansonar --- Sidescan
underwatercamera --- Photo
underwatertelevision --- Video
boxcore --- Biology
Geology
pistoncore --- Geology
Soutargrab --- Geology
gravitycore --- Geology
chaindredge --- Geology
CTDmeter --- CTD
penetrometer --- Geology