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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-036-FA

Other ID: GUAT 79

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Frank W. Jennings

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a preliminary survey of caldera lakes in Guatemala in preparation for next year's field work.


Start Port/Location: Atitlan, Guatemala

End Port/Location: Lago de Izabal, Guatemala

Start Date: 1979-03-09

End Date: 1979-03-18

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Air gun, Single channel hydrophone, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived: Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Seismic lines were run and cores collected.

Staff: Frank W. Jennings, Charles Paull

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: No cruise report.


Lago de Atitlan, Lago de Izabal, Guatemala, Central America, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic;

North: 15.75 South: 14.6 West: -91.3 East: -88.95





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-036-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
Visual navigation --- Navigation
1979-036-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79036)
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-036-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )

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