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Field Activity Details for field activity 1970-004-FA

Other ID: CORPUS 11

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Louis E. Garrison

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Louis E. Garrison

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sparker

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution seismic survey.


Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

End Port/Location: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Start Date: 1970-04-09

End Date: 1970-04-14

Equipment Used: Sparker , Single channel hydrophone, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sparker; High-resolution continuous seismic reflection profiles: 277 km.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Tektite II - Virgin Islands Co-op, Tektite II - Virgin Islands Co-op


Virgin Islands platform, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States, northeast Caribbean, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.3 South: 18.2 West: -65.01 East: -64.7


photo of Advance II
Advance II


Garrison, L.E., Holmes, Charles W., and Trumbull, James V. A., 1971, Geology of the insular shelf south of St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 71-117, 38 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker --- Sparker
Visual navigation --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler

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