Other ID: DJ-85-FI
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Farallon Islands, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;
Principal Investigator(s): William Winters
Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the suitability of sea floor sediments for radioactive waste disposal.
Start Date: 1985-12-13
End Date: 1985-12-14
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).
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.
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.