Other ID: UGEO Leg 1; CORPUS 15/16, U-01-71-GM, U0171GM
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): George W. Moore
Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sonobuoy, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Electro-Magnetic: Gravity
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Scientific objectives of this cruise leg were: (1) to define the details of folding and faulting on the west side of the Bay of Campeche; (2) to study the extension into the bay of the Mexican volcanic belt and related volcanic lineaments; (3) to investigate the origin of a belt of salt domes that extends along the floor of the east side of the basin; and (4) to acquire new evidence that might bear on the origin of the Gulf of Mexico.
Start Port/Location: Corpus Christi, TX
End Port/Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Start Date: 1971-05-27
End Date: 1971-06-17
Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Sparker , Single channel hydrophone, Magnetometer (wh), Gravity meter (wh), Decca radar system, ITT 4007 satellite navigation
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A total of 19 days were spent at sea in the Gulf of Mexico during Leg 1 which began at Corpus Christi on May 27, 1971, and ended at Veracruz. A 1-day run out of Veracruz at the start of Leg 2 has been made a part of the data of Leg 1. The sub-bottom acoustic profiles obtained between Corpus Christi and Veracruz and within the project area at the southwest of the Bay of Campeche near Veracruz were run at an average ship speed of 8.3 knots. 220 kJ Sparker data: 7000 km; 3.5 kHz EDO data: 7000 km.
Staff: George W. Moore
Nat. Univ. Mexico: Luis del Castillo G.
M.A. Calderon V.; Oceanogr. Comm. Mexico: Gustavo R. Calderon; Mexican Institute of Petroleum: Leonardo Garcia A.; Erik Reimnitz - Geologist (USGS-Menlo Park)
A.R. Tagg - Geologist
S.C. Wolf - Geologist (USGS-Menlo Park)
Byron D. Ruppel - Geophysicist (USGS-Menlo Park)
Harold L. Krivoy - Geophysicist
J.W. Lee - Elect. Tech.
F.A. Lybolt - Elect. Tech.
Notes: Data holdings at PCMSC
Original Center People field contained: G.W. Moore - Ch. Sci., Erik Reimnitz - Geologist (USGS-Menlo Park), A.R. Tagg - Geologist, S.C. Wolf - Geologist (USGS-Menlo Park), Byron D. Ruppel - Geophysicist (USGS-Menlo Park), Harold L. Krivoy - Geophysicist, J.W. Lee - Elect. Tech., F.A. Lybolt - Elect. Tech.
Project = International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE), International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE)
Bay of Campeche, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;
|North: 26.5||South: 18.5||West: -97.25||East: -92|
United Geo I
Moore, G.W., 1972, Acoustic-reflection profiles, Bay of Campeche, International Decade of Ocean Exploration, Leg 1, 1971 cruise, UNITEDGEO I: , USGS-GD-72-002, PB-207-594. 21 p.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|3.5 kHz||---||Sub Bottom Profiler||NGDC MGD77 data ( )|
1971-001-FA-BA-001 ( Bathymetric Data in InfoBank)
|ITT 4007 satellite navigation||---||Navigation||1971-001-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation data in InfoBank)|
|Decca radar system||---||Navigation|
|Magnetometer (wh)||---||Magnetics||1971-001-FA-GP-001 ( Magnetics and gravity in InfoBank)|
NGDC MGD77 data ( )
|Gravity meter (wh)||---||Gravity||1971-001-FA-GP-002 ( Gravity in InfoBank)|
NGDC MGD77 data ( )
|Single channel hydrophone||---||Air Gun / Water Gun|
Sub Bottom Profiler