Other ID: 88-2-PR
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab
Information Specialist(s): William Danforth
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1. Image area of suspected slope failure using SeaMARC 1B sidescan sonar system. 2. Image the heads of a series of submarine canyons at the north Puerto Rico shelfbreak using the Klein 100 kHz sidescan sonar system.
Start Port/Location: Roosevelt Roads Naval Base, Puerto Rico
End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Start Date: 1988-03-25
End Date: 1988-04-04
Equipment Used: 12 kHz, Klein 531 sidescan, SeaMARC sidescan sonar system, Starfix navigation system
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Cruise terminated early due to loss of SeaMARC 1B on March 29, 1988, and Klein 100 kHz sidescan sonar towfish and cable on April 3, 1988. Data acquired: SeaMARC 1B Sidescan Sonar: 95 km; Klein 100 kHz Sidescan Sonar: 50 km; 12 kHz Bathymetry: 700 km.
Staff: Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Kenneth E. Parolski, Eric A. Schmuck, William Schwab
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Schwab - Ch. Sci., Kathy Scanlon, William Danforth - Data Curator, Barry Irwin, Kenneth Parolski, Eric Schmuck, Linda Sheetz.
Puerto Rico Trench, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;