USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-007-FA

Other ID: 118-12

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Horizon Guyot, Magellan Rise, Mid-Pacific Mountains, North Pacific;

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): Kenneth Smith - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: CTD

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Study sediment transport processes and the geotechnical behavior of sediment on seamounts.


Start Date: 1987-02-28

Start Port/Location: Honolulu, HI

End Date: 1987-04-01

End Port/Location: Apra Harbor, Guam

Equipment Used: Push corer (wh), Box corer, Current, Sediment traps, Grab respirometer, CTD, Trawl, Amphipod traps

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: ALVIN dives #1806, 1807, 1809, 1810, 1812, and 1814 resulted in biologic and sedimentologic samples and data from 34 stations. Push cores: 19; Box cores: 10; Rock samples: 2; Biologic data.

Staff: William Schwab

Affiliate Staff:
James Hein - USGS-Menlo Park; Kenneth Smith - Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Location Map:


photo of Atlantis II
Atlantis II
photo of Alvin


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Box corer --- Biology
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Sediment traps --- Geology
Grab respirometer --- Dissolved Oxygen
Trawl --- Biology
Amphipod traps --- Biology