USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1988-011-FA

Other ID: MSTR88-1; Leg 3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Investigator(s): Shea Penland (LGS), John Suter (LGS)

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The USGS and LGS will be collecting high-resolution seismic data to augment and fill in survey data collected since 1986. The objectives are to determine the shallow morphostratigraphy of the LA barrier delta plain using seismic and core information.


Start Date: 1988-08-01

Start Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

End Date: 1988-08-06

End Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

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

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Staff:
Shea Penland (LGS-Baton Rouge)
John Suter (LGS-Baton Rouge)
Steve Anderson (LGS-Baton Rouge
Mestayer operator)
Support Staff (LGS-Baton Rouge

Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report; no post cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Jeff Williams (Reston), Jack Kindinger (Miami); Seismic Technician (Menlo Park, TBN).


Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.1 South: 29.5 West: -89.15 East: -88.9





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation