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.

Vehicle(s):

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. Lee - USGS PMG
H. Nelson - USGS PMG
J. Vaughan - USGS PMG
N. Kenyon - IOS
T. Crook - WHOI
C. Paull - UNC
W. Ussler - UNC

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

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Farnella
Farnella

Publications

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, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.

Twichell, D.C., Cross, VeeAnn A., Paskevich, Valerie F., Hutchinson, Deborah R., Winters, William J., and Hart, Patrick E., 2007, GIS of selected geophysical and core data in the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope collected by the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1071, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1071/.

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