USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-030-FA

Other ID: S2-86

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Kingston, Jamaica, western Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): James E. Dodd

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Gann - USGS-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect gravity data in Jamaican, Honduran, and Colombian waters.


Start Date: 1986-11-25

Start Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica

End Date: 1986-12-21

End Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Equipment Used: LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179, Magnavox System 5000 integrated navigation system, 12 kHz

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Gravity data were collected along 5727 km of 18 km-spaced tracklines in the area between Jamaica and Honduras.

Staff: James E. Dodd, George R. Driscoll, David W. Folger, David Mason, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
John Gann - Chief Scientist
USGS-Menlo Park; Ed Pinson - DMA
Cheyenne; Rene Chinchilla - Navy
Honduras; Hugo Canas - Ingeominas

Notes: Project = Parent Project: Defense Mapping Agency Gravity, Parent Project: Defense Mapping Agency Gravity

Location Map:


photo of Starella


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179 --- Gravity
1986-030-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV/GRAV ARCHIVE, )
Magnavox System 5000 integrated navigation system --- Navigation
1986-030-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV/GRAV ARCHIVE, )
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1986-030-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )