USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-008-FA

Other ID: RB03-02

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Puerto Rico trench, Puerto Rico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, NOAA Hydrographic Survey-Atlantic Branch

Information Specialist(s): Jennifer Martin

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the Puerto Rico trench using multibeam bathymetry.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2003-02-18

Start Port/Location: Miami, FL

End Date: 2003-03-08

End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Equipment Used: SeaBeam 2112, Temperature and salinity

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth, Christopher F. Polloni, Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Castle E. Parker and Toshi Uozumi - NOAA Atlantic Hydrographic Branch - Onboard processing; Rex Roettger - Teacher at sea; Catalina Martinez and Taconya Piper - Ocean Exploration representatives; Amy Kennedy and Rebecca Lester - Whale watchers

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Danforth - onboard processing; Christopher Polloni - onboard display and archiving; Uri ten Brink - Chief scientist.
Project = Caribbean tsunami and earthquake hazard, Caribbean tsunami and earthquake hazard

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Ronald H. Brown
Ronald H. Brown

Publications

(Bathymetry) ten Brink, Uri, Danforth, William, Polloni, Christopher F., Parker, Castle Eugene, Uozumi, Toshihiko, and Williams, Glynn F.,2005, Project PROBE Leg II; final report and archive of swath bathymetric sonar, CTD/XBT and GPS navigation data collected during USGS Cruise 03008 (NOAA Cruise RB0303) Puerto Rico Trench 18 February - 7 March, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1400, DVD-ROM.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBeam 2112 --- Multibeam
2003-008-FA-NL-001 ( DVD ROM disk of PR TRENCH BATHY MOVIE, )
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Temperature