USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1989-014-FA

Other ID: Cruise 19, Leg 1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Kings Trough, Palmer Ridge, Freen Deep, Peake Deep, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Kim D. Klitgord

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. Vyacheslav S. Yastrebov, Dr. Igor M. Sborshshikov

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: MIR submersible diving program in east end of King's Trough: rock sampling and photographic study of the scarps that form the north and south walls of Freen Deep and the north wall of Peake Deep. Basement morphology and petrology study.


Start Date: 1989-06-12

Start Port/Location: Kiel, West Germany

End Date: 1989-07-05

End Port/Location: Washington, D.C.

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Video camera - deep sea, Camera- deep sea, Magnavox satellite positioning system

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Dives: MIR-1 = 4 (#19-2096, 19-2103, 19-2106, and 19-2108), MIR-2 = 3 (#19-2098, 19-2103, and 19-2110); Dive 19-2103 = National Geographic photos; Dive rock samples: 50; Sediment core stations: 2 in Freen Deep; Sidescan sonar station: Palmer Ridge; Hydro station: Freen Deep.

Staff: Kim D. Klitgord

Affiliate Staff:
Dr. Vyacheslav S. Yastrebov - Chief Scientist
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
USSR; Dr. Nikolai L. Dobretsov - MIR science dive team
Institute of Geology and Geophysics
USSR; Dr. Mikhail I. Kuzmin - MIR science dive team
Institute of Geochemistry
USSR; Dr. Nikita A. Bogdanov - Secretary General of IGC
Institute of the Lithosphere
USSR; Dr. John F. Casey - petrologist
MIR science dive team
University of Houston
USA; Dr. Igor M. Sborshshikov - co-Chief Scientist
MIR science dive team
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
USSR; Dr. Anatoly Sagalevitch - chief MIR pilot and head of operations
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
USSR; Dr. Alexander P. Lisitzin - science team
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
USSR; Dr. Lev P. Zonenshain - science team
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
USSR; Dr. Lev Natapov - science team
Ministry of Geology
USSR; Dr. Susan M. Agar - science team
University of Leeds
UK; Dr. Sergei Silantiev - metamorphic petrologist
Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry

Notes: This was one heck of a cruise...
Project = Mid- Atlantic Ridge Crest Processes, Mid- Atlantic Ridge Crest Processes

Location Map:


photo of Akademik Mstislav Keldysh
Akademik Mstislav Keldysh
photo of MIR-1
photo of MIR-2


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Magnavox satellite positioning system --- Navigation