USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-012-FA

Other ID: ERDA-91-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s): Gregg Brooks - USF

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct high-resolution single-channel seismics survey of Mobile Bay and eastern Mississippi Sound, Alabama.


Start Date: 1991-05-15

Start Port/Location: Dauphin Island, AL

End Date: 1991-05-20

End Port/Location: Dauphin Island, AL

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

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Fairly good shallow water seismic data first 3 days; bad weather rest of the time.


Affiliate Staff:
Dana Wiese - USGS-St. Pete; Richard Hummel - GSA (Tuscaloosa
AL); Steve Parker - GSA (Tuscaloosa

Project = AL-MS Pollution Project, AL-MS Pollution Project

Location Map:


photo of Erda-1


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer --- Boomer
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation