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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-022-FA

Other ID: Mobile Bay - 1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald J. Miller

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain a high-resolution seismic data grid of Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1980-08-15

End Date: 1980-09-03

Equipment Used: Motorola Mini-Ranger III, Del Norte 26 sparker, Edo Western 2.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 750 km 7.0 kHz records; 700 km minisparker records.

Staff: Ronald J. Miller

Affiliate Staff:
Scott Brande
University of Alabama; Jim Dinger
University of Alabama; Ray Frederking
University of Mississippi; Dave Smith
University of Mississippi; ; Rodney Collier
Ship crew

Notes: The seismic profiles will be used to map buried river channels, faults, the Holocene-Pleistocene contact and any features of scientific interest.
Project = Coastal Zone, Coastal Zone


Mobile Bay, Alabama, Mississippi, Mississipi Sound, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.5 South: 30.3 West: -89.2 East: -87.9


Sea Tiger



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Del Norte 26 sparker --- Sparker
1980-022-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Edo Western 2.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Loran-C --- Navigation
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation

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