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Field Activity Details for field activity 01RCE05

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): James Flocks

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Dana Wiese

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Evaluate contaminant inventories in riverine environments


Start Port/Location: Morgan City, LA

End Port/Location: Morgan City, LA

Start Date: 2001-10-23

End Date: 2001-10-30

Equipment Used: Chirp 424, Vibracorer, Other, Other, Applied Acoustics CSP 300, CSI DGPS Max, Marine Sonic Sea Scan, NextGen-10 channel hydrophone streamer

Information to be Derived: Geophysical data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Boomer (13 lines), chirp (6 lines), Sidescan

Staff: Dana Wiese, Richard Young

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: River Contaminant Evaluation (RCE) project


Mississippi River Delta, Atchfalaya River Delta, LA

North: 29.65497 South: 29.06479 West: -91.2801 East: -89.0875


photo of G.K. Gilbert
G.K. Gilbert


Calderon, K., Dadisman, S.V., Kindinger, J.L., Flocks, J.G., Ferina, N.F., Wiese, D.S., 2004, Archive of digital boomer and chirp seismic reflection data collected during USGS cruises 01RCE05 and 02RCE01 in the Lower Atchafalaya River, Mississippi River Delta, and offshore southeastern Louisiana, October 23-30, 2001, and August 18-19, 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 95,

Dadisman, S.V., Flocks, J.G., Calderon, K., 2005, LASED geodatabase: a tool to manage, analyze, distribute, and archive geologic data from the Louisiana coastal zone: Digital mapping techniques '05, workshop proceedings; Open-File Report 2005-1428, U.S. Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 24-27, 2005, pp. 81–89, URL:


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Vibracorer --- Geology
Core descriptions
NextGen-10 channel hydrophone streamer --- Boomer
Boomer seismic data
Marine Sonic Sea Scan --- Sidescan
Other --- --- ---
Applied Acoustics CSP 300 --- Boomer
Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp 424 --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data
Other --- --- ---
CSI DGPS Max --- Navigation
01RCE05 Chirp-500 (500/1,000-Shot-Interval Navigation)
01RCE05 Boomer-500 (500/1,000-Shot-Interval Navigation)
01RCE05 Chirp (Edited Shotpoint Navigation)
01RCE05 Boomer (Edited Shotpoint Navigation)

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