USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-020-FA

Other ID: KIT JONES 91-2, Legs 1, 2 and 3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s): Randy McBride - LGS

Information Specialist(s):

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

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


Start Date: 1991-07-10

Start Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

End Date: 1991-07-27

End Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

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

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Fair seismic data; so-so weather.


Affiliate Staff:
Dana Wiese - USGS; Mississippi Minerals Technology Center: Douglas Lockhart and Tom Shelton

Project = Mississippi/Alabama Pollution Project, Mississippi/Alabama Pollution Project


offshore Alabama, offshore Pensacola Bay, Western Florida, northern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.42 South: 28.8 West: -88.35 East: -86


photo of Kit Jones
Kit Jones


Sanford, J.M., Harrison, Arnell S., Wiese, Dana S., and Flocks, James G., 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: URL:

Data Acquired

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