USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-013-FA

Other ID: KJ-90-1, KJ-90-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Mississippi Sound, Mississippi, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Investigator(s): Randolph McBride, LA Geol. Survey, Leg 1; Mark Byrnes, Louisiana Geol. Survey, Leg 2

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect nearshore and Mississippi Sound high-resolution seismics as part of coastal project to study coastal erosion and offshore sand resources.


Start Date: 1990-06-21

Start Port/Location: Gulfport, MS

End Date: 1990-06-27

End Port/Location: Gulfport, MS

Equipment Used: ORE GeoPulse, Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, GPS (wh), Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: GeoPulse: 18 lines, 410 km.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Jerry Taft
MS Minerals Tech. Cent.; Chuck O'Hara
MS Minerals Tech. Cent.; Brian Blanchard
LGS (Leg 1 only).

Project = MS/AL/USGS Cooperative, MS/AL/USGS Cooperative

Location Map:


photo of Kit Jones
Kit Jones


(Single Channel seismic) Sanford, J., Harrison, A., Wiese, D., and Flocks, J., 2009, Archive of digitized analog Boomer seismic reflection data collected from the Mississippi-Alabama-Florida Shelf during cruises onboard the R/V KIT JONES, June 1990 and July 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 429.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
1990-013-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation