USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-021-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David W. Folger

Affiliate Investigator(s): Monty Hampton - Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Shelf sand resources reconnaissance.


Start Date: 1995-07-12

Start Port/Location: Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico

End Date: 1995-07-23

End Port/Location: Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), ORE GeoPulse, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Grab sampler - Shipek

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Torresan - Menlo - watchstander; Juan Trias - San Juan - watchstander;

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols - ET/MT; Kenneth Parolski - ET/MT.
Project = Puerto Rico Insular Shelf Reconnaissance Mapping, Puerto Rico Insular Shelf Reconnaissance Mapping


Isla Culebra, Isla Vieques, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.35698 South: 18.11322 West: -65.6675 East: -65.2684


photo of Isla Magueyes
Isla Magueyes


Hampton, M.A., Torresan, Michael E., Trias, Juan L., Folger, David W., and Wong, Florence L., 1997, Maps showing the surficial geology of the Culebra shelf, Puerto Rico: URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1995-021-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 95021)
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-021-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
Grab sampler - Shipek --- Geology