Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, United States, North America;
Principal Investigator(s): S. Jeffress Williams
Affiliate Investigator(s): Shea Penland, Mark Byrnes (LSU, Baton Rouge, LA)
Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Single Beam, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objectives of this cruise are: collect undisturbed vibracores (30) in critical high-sedimentation areas of the estuary; collect hydro. survey data and sidescan sonar in key areas for use in comparing with older data to derive sediment budgets for the basin and assess impacts of past shell dredging and current trawling activities; and, if time permits, complete the regional grid of seismic and sidescan sonar data that was begun during last year's cruise.
Start Date: 1995-07-16
Start Port/Location: New Orleans, LA
End Date: 1995-07-30
End Port/Location: New Orleans, LA
Equipment Used: Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz), Sidescan sonar, Echosounder, Alpine Vibracorer, DGPS
Information to be Derived: Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:
Staff: Terry Kelley, Dana Wiese
Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report - no post-cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Dana Wiese (mob./demob. and operate vibracore and survey equipment); Jim Flocks (co-PI, 2 legs as needed); Terry Kelley (vibracoring).