USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-003-FA

Other ID: Leg 2, F-90-4

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Mississippi Fan, Florida Escarpment, eastern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab, David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To study recent sedimentary processes on the Mississippi Fan and along the base of the Florida Escarpment.


Start Date: 1990-04-12

Start Port/Location: Tampa, FL

End Date: 1990-04-26

End Port/Location: Tampa, FL

Equipment Used: Corer - slow, 3.5 kHz, Loran-C, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 3.5 kHz (from Leg 1 and Leg 2) - 2280 km. Piston cores - 55; gravity cores - 12.

Staff: William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Thomas O'Brien, Richard Rendigs, William Schwab, David Twichell, William Winters, Dave Lubinski

Affiliate Staff:
L. Bader - USGS PMG
J. Barber - USGS PMG
H. Nelson - USGS PMG
J. Vaughan - USGS PMG
N. Kenyon - IOS
T. Crook - WHOI
C. Paull - UNC
W. Ussler - UNC

Project = MS Fan Ground Truth Program, MS Fan Ground Truth Program

Location Map:


photo of Farnella


(Samples) Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, version 1.0.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Corer - slow --- Geology
1990-003-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
1990-003-FA-NL-001-04 ( Visual description of piston, gravity and trigger cores. )
1990-003-FA-PH-001 ( Photo prints of complete split cores: B/W; 1 photo for each of cores 21-67, plus negatives.)
1990-003-FA-NL-001-02 ( Piston core and section log containing identifier, location, water depth, head weight, penetration, length, subsection, etc. )
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1990-003-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1990-003-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1990-003-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV, NAV, NAV, )
GPS (wh) --- Navigation