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Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-018-FA

Other ID: 77-6

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James V. A. Trumbull

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Seismic reconnaissance for sand deposits at St. Croix, USVI, in cooperation with Bob Dill of West Indies Lab, Fairleigh-Dickenson University. Also, necessary ship repair being performed in St. Croix.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1977-05-14

End Date: 1977-05-21

Equipment Used: Sparker , 7.5 kHz, Raytheon radar

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Intended lines were completed with few problems. Minisparker: 220 km.


Affiliate Staff:
Nicholas Lefteriou; Bob Dill - Fairleigh-Dickenson University

Project = Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op, Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op


St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 17.75 South: 17.5 West: -65 East: -64.5


photo of Jean A
Jean A



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker --- Sparker
7.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Raytheon radar --- Navigation

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