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.