USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-006-FA

Other ID: 86-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Suter (LGS)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collection of high-resolution seismic sub-bottom and sidescan sonar data to characterize the shallow stratigraphy and sedimentologic nature of the central nearshore region of Louisiana.


Start Date: 1986-06-02

Start Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

End Date: 1986-06-20

End Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

Equipment Used: ORE GeoPulse, EG&G 234, Datasonics 3.5 kHz pinger system, Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Ronald C. Circe, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Shea Penland (LGS)

Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report and data records; no post-cruise report found.


Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 33.5 South: 28 West: -95 East: -88


photo of Acadiana



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
Datasonics 3.5 kHz pinger system --- Navigation
Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Loran-C --- Navigation
1986-006-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, )
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1986-006-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)