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Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-006-FA

Other ID: CORPUS 55/61

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Charles W. Holmes

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the extent and thickness of the recent aggregate in selected locations as a prelude to selecting coring locations.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1978-02-16

End Date: 1978-02-25

Equipment Used: Sidescan sonar, Edo Western 2.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler, Del Norte, transponder net

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The data obtained was only fair to good because of the sea state. However, the data is sufficient to obtain the information needed to accomplish the mission. 2.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler: 240 km; Sidescan sonar: 160 km.

Staff: Charles W. Holmes, Kenneth E. Parolski, Ronald J. Miller, George Wiley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: USGS-Corpus Christi: Charles (Chuck) W. Holmes - Ch. Sci., Ronald Miller, Jack Kindinger, George Wiley; USGS-Woods Hole: Kenneth Parolski.
Project = USGS-USVI Co-op, USGS-USVI Co-op


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

North: 18.35 South: 18.25 West: -65.1 East: -64.8


photo of Sarima



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Edo Western 2.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Del Norte, transponder net --- Navigation

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