USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-044-FA

Other ID: LASER 1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Louisiana continental shelf, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): John West

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Suter, Shea Penland - LGS

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals:


Start Date: 1985-06-07

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1985-06-09

End Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

Equipment Used: Datasonics 3.5 kHz profiler, ORE GeoPulse, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Cruise truncated, engines died. DataSonics 3.5: Lines L1-L28; ORE GeoPulse: Lines L1-L28.

Staff: James C. McFarlen, John West

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: No cruise report; information derived from seismic analog tape log.

Location Map:


photo of R J Russell
R J Russell


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Datasonics 3.5 kHz profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1985-044-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, )
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1985-044-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)