USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1992-010-FA

Other ID: ERDA-92-2; 92ER2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Lake Pontchartrain, Mississippi Sound, Louisiana, Waveland, Pascagoula, Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct high-resolution single-channel seismics survey of Lake Pontchartrain and central Mississippi Sound.


Start Date: 1992-06-12

Start Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

End Date: 1992-06-18

End Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

Equipment Used: Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz), Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, GPS (wh), Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Seismic reflection profiles: 19 lines.


Affiliate Staff:
Dana Wiese
USGS-St. Petersberg; Jack Moody

Project = Mississippi/Alabama Pollution Project, Geologic Framework, Mississippi/Alabama Pollution Project, Geologic Framework

Location Map:


photo of Erda-1


Sanford, J.M., Harrison, Arnell S., Wiese, Dana S., and Flocks, James G., 2008, Archive of digitized analog Boomer seismic reflection data collected from Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, to Mobile Bay, Alabama, during cruises onboard the R/V ERDA-1, June and August 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 370, URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz) --- Boomer
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation