USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-004-FA

Other ID: ODP leg 179

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Gregory Miller

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ralph Steven (WHOI)

Information Specialist(s): Gregory Miller

Data Type(s): Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Use OBS to evaluate the effectiveness of using a drill bit as a seismic source.


Start Date: 1998-04-16

Start Port/Location: Cape Town, South Africa

End Date: 1998-06-04

End Port/Location: Darwin, Australia

Equipment Used: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:
Hartley Hoskins (WHOI)
Bob Busby (consultant)

Notes: No center personnel were onboard; deployment of equipment only. Greg Miller is center contact.


Indian Ocean;

North: -17 South: -32.5 West: 57 East: 88.5


photo of Joides Resolution
Joides Resolution



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ocean Bottom Seismometer --- Ocean Bottom Seismometer
1998-004-FA-SE-001 ( Digital tape(s) of OBS RAW,PROC A4,A8,3 DEPLOY, )
1998-004-FA-SE-002 ( CD ROM disk of OBS DOCK TEST 98004-0A, OBS DOCK TEST 98004-0B, OBS 98004-1, OBS 98004-2A, OBS 98004-2B, OBS 98004-2C, OBS 98004-2D, OBS 98004-2E, OBS 98004-2F, OBS 98004-3A, OBS 98004-3B, OBS 98004-3C, OBS 98004-3D, OBS 98004-3E, OBS 98004-4, )
DGPS --- Navigation