Other ID: S3-87-CI
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Canary Islands, Africa, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): William J. Strahle, James E. Dodd
Information Specialist(s): William J. Strahle, James E. Dodd
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect gravity and bathymetry data around the Canary Islands on a 3 nm grid with internal consistency of +/-3 mgals, while tying GE 810 correlation sonar into the Magnavox 5000 integrated navigation system and the USGS data collection system.
Start Date: 1987-05-12
Start Port/Location: Las Palmas, Canary Islands
End Date: 1987-06-11
End Port/Location: Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Equipment Used: Racal/Decca Hyperfix, LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179, Echosounder, Magnavox System 5000 integrated navigation system
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The ship left Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Island, May 12, 1987, heading for Fuerteventura. Starting on the southern coast working east and north toward Lanzarote Island, we surveyed around Lanzarote then exchanged some crew members in Las Palmas. We ran one long line southwest along the west coast of Fuerteventura on the transit to Las Palmas, making the party exchange on May 18. Racal had a limited number of navigation stations and each station had limited range (15-20 nmi for Microfix, 150 nmi for Hyperfix), therefore the sea survey had to be coordinated with land resources. While data are normally processed every few days, the data were processed before leaving the area to eliminate the need to return and to allow the Racal navigation stations to be moved to the next area. On May 23rd, the east side of Gran Canaria Island was surveyed and scientific party was exchanged at Las Palmas. The survey then continued around Gran Canaria and the western islands of Tenerife, Gomera, Hierro, and La Palma. The cruise ended in Las Palmas on June 11, 1987, where the gravity data was referenced to the gravity station in Las Palmas.
Staff: Barry Irwin, William J. Strahle, Ronald C. Circe, Catherine Delorey, Carol A. Ryland, Candy Bostwick, James E. Dodd, Noemi Rosado
Notes: Original Center People field contained: James Dodd - co-Chief Scientist; William Strahle - co-Chief Scientist; Catherine Delorey; Candy Lane; Carol Renaud; Noemi Rosado; Barry Irwin; Ronald Circe.
Folger, D.W., McCullough, James R., Irwin, Barry J., Dodd, James E., Strahle, William J., Polloni, Christopher F., and Bouse, Robin M., 1990, Map showing free-air gravity anomalies around the Canary Islands, Spain: URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/publications/folger/1990/86674_Folger1990.pdf, download PDF.