USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-047-FA

Other ID: DJ-85-FI

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Winters

Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the suitability of sea floor sediments for radioactive waste disposal.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1985-12-13

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1985-12-14

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Box corer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Short cores: 6 (3 stations; 2 box cores at each station).

Staff:

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: No field activity documentation available. Information gleaned from open-file report OFR 87-600 describing analyses on 6 box cores, two taken at each of 3 sites southwest of the Farallon Islands in a dumpsite last used in 1965. Geotechnical tests were performed to determine relative penetrability of the sediment at each site and suitability of sea floor sediments for radioactive waste disposal.

Location:

Farallon Islands, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

Boundaries
North: 37.65 South: 37.45 West: -123.25 East: -123

Platform(s):

photo of David Starr Jordan
David Starr Jordan

Publications

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.

Winters, W.J., and Booth, James S., 1987, Sediment properties related to prediction of embedment and penetration depth of objects into the seafloor off the Farallon Islands, California: 101 URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr87600.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1985-047-FA-LN-001 ( Track map with core locations.)
Box corer --- Biology
Geology
1985-047-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)