USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-029-FA

Other ID: ENTR93-1; GC-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Gulf of Carpentaria, Arafura Sea, Australia, Indian Ocean;

Principal Investigator(s): N. Terence Edgar

Affiliate Investigator(s): Blaine Cecil - BCG, Reston

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Identify best locations for drilling for climate change in low latitudes and analogues for ancient stratigraphy in tropical, epicontinental seas and conditions favorable for energy resource formation.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1993-12-08

Start Port/Location: Karumba, Queensland, Australia

End Date: 1994-01-03

End Port/Location: Karumba, Queensland, Australia

Equipment Used: Air gun, Water gun (wh), Seismic Engineering streamer, Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, N. Terence Edgar

Affiliate Staff:
Blaine Cecil (BCG) - co-chief scientist; Muriel Grim (Reston) - data management; Jim Neale (Australian National Univ.) - sampling

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Terry Edgar (BAMG) - co-chief scientist; Tommy O'Brien - data processing; Dave Nichols - seismic systems.
Project = Gulf of Carpentaria, Gulf of Carpentaria

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Marxwell Enterprise
Marxwell Enterprise

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Seismic Engineering streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Sparker
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Sparker
1993-029-FA-SE-002 ( Digital tape(s) of H2O L1-6, H2O L6-13, H2O L14, H2O L14-15, H2O L16-17, H2O L18-22, H2O/AIR L23-24, AIR L25-26, AIR L10,26, )
1993-029-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )
1993-029-FA-SE-004 ( DVD ROM disk of WATER, AIRGUN NAV LOGS SEG-Y, WATER, AIRGUN NAV LOGS SEG-Y, )
1993-029-FA-SE-003 ( Digital tape(s) of H2O L1-6, H2O L6-13, H2O L14, H2O L14-15, H2O L16-17, H2O L18-22, H2O/AIR L23-24, AIR L25-26, AIR L10,26, )
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1993-029-FA-LN-001-02 ( Navigation file in degrees decimal minutes for every five-minute fix.)
1993-029-FA-LN-001-01 ( Cruise trackmap.)