Other ID: 86-Test
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Barry Irwin
Affiliate Investigator(s): John Gann, USGS-Menlo Park
Information Specialist(s): Barry Irwin
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Transit from eastern Caribbean work area to western Caribbean to test new navigation equipment and run one gravity line.
Start Date: 1986-10-22
Start Port/Location: Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico
End Date: 1986-10-25
End Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Equipment Used: Gravity meter (wh), Magnavox satellite positioning system, GPS (wh)
Information to be Derived: Satellite navigation system test;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Integration of the Atlantic Marine Geology navigation system with the gravity meter and the new STARFIX commercial satellite navigation system was completed during transit. Results acquired during 6 crossings of the same feature provided excellent results and indicated system was successful.
Staff: Barry Irwin, David W. Folger, James E. Dodd
Folger, D.W., Irwin, Barry J., McCullough, James R., Dodd, James E., Bouse, Robin M., Bowin, Carl O., Polloni, Christopher F., Strahle, William J., Gann, John T., and Gilbert, Charles, 1990, Map showing free-air gravity anomalies in parts of the western Caribbean Sea: URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/publications/folger/1990/86678_Folger1990.pdf, download PDF.