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


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