USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-012-FA

Other ID: F-6-90-SC,F690SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jim Gardner - USGS western region; Doug Masson - USGS western region

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Survey with midrange sidescan sonar (TOBI: towed ocean bottom instrument).


Start Date: 1990-06-19

Start Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

End Date: 1990-07-14

End Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

Equipment Used: Echosounder, Loran-C, Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Information derived from schedule; no pre-cruise or post-cruise report found.


Monterey Canyon, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 37.25 South: 36.5 West: -123 East: -121.5


photo of Farnella



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
NGDC MGD77 data - bathy ( )
Bathymetry data ( )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1990-012-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation data)
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan