Other ID: 86-Test
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
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 Port/Location: Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico
End Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Start Date: 1986-10-22
End Date: 1986-10-25
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
Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;
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.