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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-010-FA

Other ID: 79-4

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Alan Goodman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Arturo Torres - Chief Scientist, USGS WRD-San Juan

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine thickness of alluvium in estuaries of Rio Espiritu Santo and Loiza.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1979-05-22

End Date: 1979-05-23

Equipment Used: Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Successful results in Rio Espiritu Santo, but Loiza was in flood and un-navigable so no results there.

Staff: Alan Goodman, John Larson

Affiliate Staff:
Arturo Torres - Chief Scientist

Notes: Goodman and Larson did a very good job in difficult circumstances. Don't try to work in rivers while they are in flood.
Project = Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op, Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op


Estuaries of Rio Espiritu Santu and Rio Loiza, Puerto Rico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.6 South: 18.35 West: -65.95 East: -65.75


photo of Small Boat
Small Boat



Data Acquired

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

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