USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-016-FA

Other ID: ACAD 86-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To take bathymetric profiles, distance measurements and samples along profile lines at the barrier island study site on central Isles Dernieres.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1986-08-14

Start Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

End Date: 1986-08-16

End Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

Equipment Used: Raytheon DE-719 precision echo sounder, Corer - gravity, Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Bathymetric profiling offshore to a distance of approx. 12 nm; precision distance measurements offshore to a distance of 1.8 km.

Staff:

Affiliate Staff:
Ron Circe
USGS
BAMG
Reston
VA; Rob Wertz
USGS
BPMG
Reston
VA

Notes:
Project = Coastal Erosion Program, PMG, Coastal Erosion Program, PMG

Location:

offshore Isles Dernieres, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 29.3 South: 29 West: -90.8 East: -90.6

Platform(s):

photo of Acadiana
Acadiana

Publications

Circe, R.C., and Holland, K.T., 1987, Surficial sediment texture along a beach and nearshore profile of Isles Dernieres, Louisiana: 9 URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr87267, download PDF.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Raytheon DE-719 precision echo sounder --- Single Beam
Corer - gravity --- Geology
Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1986-016-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NV-MEGAPULSE, NV-MEGAPULSE, NV-MEGAPULSE, NV-MEGAPULSE, )