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Field Activity Details for field activity 01RCE07

Other ID: G-7-01-LA

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): James Flocks

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To evaluate the storage and transport of particle reactive, environmentally relevant contaminates through the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River delta complexes to the near-shore Gulf of Mexico.


Start Port/Location: Venice, Louisiana

End Port/Location: Venice, Louisiana

Start Date: 2001-12-04

End Date: 2001-12-05

Equipment Used: Vibracorer, GPS

Information to be Derived: Photographs, Grain Size

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected four vibracores

Staff: James Flocks, Keith Ludwig

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: These FACS logs were generated by Chandra Dreher in June of 2003, using
the handwritten logbooks and personal accounts of the scientist and crew

Samples for 01RCE07 are stored at USGS St. Petersburg, FL, downstairs SE
corner of the core lab (contact


Mississippi Delta: Raphael Pass, Louisiana

North: 29.25973 South: 29.016 West: -89.4862 East: -89.107


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


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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Vibracorer --- Geology
Core descriptions
GPS --- Navigation
Station Locations

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