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Field Activity Details for field activity 07SCC05

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): University of New Orleans, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James Flocks

Affiliate Investigator(s): Mark Kulp

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterization of the geological framework, mapping sediment distribution, and dispersal of sediment after a major hurricane.


Start Port/Location: Biloxi, Mississippi

End Port/Location: Biloxi, Mississippi

Start Date: 2007-06-18

End Date: 2007-06-25

Equipment Used: Vibracorer, GPS

Information to be Derived: Grain-size, photographs, interpreted core profiles, and barrier island assessment report to Fish and Wildlife. (* Report in progress)

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Near shore of Chandeleur Islands and Breton Island a total of 33 cores were collected. Summary and evaluation of data are referenced in a U.S. Geological Survey Data Series. (*Data Series in progress)


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This study of the near shore vibracores (from the islands shoreline to ~4 km from the islands shoreline) was in conjunction with Cruise 07SCC04, which obtained vibracores offshore. Additional equipment: Stow G-500 Vibracore, 3" x 20' pipe, Chandeleur Island Houseboat


Chandeleur Islands, LA, Northern Gulf of Mexico

North: 30.39327865 South: 28.70734188 West: -89.2941 East: -85.45209301




Dreher, C., Flocks, J.G., Kulp, M.A., Ferina, N.F., 2010, Archive of sediment data collected from offshore Chandeleur Islands and Breton Island in 2007 and 1987 (vibracore surveys: 07SCC04, 07SCC05, and 87039): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 542,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
07SCC05-NL-rd-1 (Raw latitude and longitude coordinates for each core)
Vibracorer --- Geology
07SCC05-SA-pd-1 (core description sheets)
07SCC05-SA-pd-2 (digitized core logs)
07SCC05-SA-pd-4 (core photographs)
07SCC05-SA-pd-5 (digitizing methods)
07SCC05-SA-pd-3 (grain size analyses)
07SCC05-SA-rd-1 (33 vibracores)

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