USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-023-FA

Other ID: 87-2 Leg 1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s): John R. Suter - Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution seismic survey of nearshore and inner shelf of Louisiana, Mississippi and western Alabama east of the Mississippi River delta. Major emphasis is Chandeleur Islands region, LA.


Start Date: 1987-06-15

Start Port/Location: Biloxi, LA

End Date: 1987-06-19

End Port/Location: Biloxi, LA

Equipment Used: ORE GeoPulse, Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived: Shoreline Erosion;Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution seismics: 600 km.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Wayne Simoneaux - LUMCON; John Suter - co-Ch. Sci.
LGS; Ron Boyd - Dalhousie Univ.; C.L. Black - LUMCON

Notes: Updated 02/24/09 by A. Orton for J. Williams. Original Center People field contained: Jack Kindinger - co-Ch. Sci., USGS-St. Pete; Kenneth Parolski.


Chandeleur Islands, Chandeleur Sound, Gulfport Channel, Baptiste Collette Bayou, Breton Islands, Pass a Loutre, St. Bernard Delta, Louisiana, Cat Island, Mississippi, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.5 South: 29 West: -89.5 East: -88


photo of Acadiana



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
1987-023-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1987-023-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, NV-FINAL,TRKCHT, )