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Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-038-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Henry Berryhill

Affiliate Investigator(s): Intersea Research Corporation, contractor

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution single-channel seismic survey of the Federal Outer Continental Shelf from High Island area, off Texas, to South Marsh Island area, off Louisiana.


Start Port/Location: Sabine Pass, TX

End Port/Location: Freeport, TX

Start Date: 1980-09-01

End Date: 1980-09-30

Equipment Used: Raytheon 731 echo sounder, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Teledyne 28420 hydrophone, Magnavox satellite positioning system, Lorac Positioning System

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Data from the fathometer, sub-bottom profiler and minisparker were recorded simultaneously over the grids: 2,971.58 km ea. (13,061 km in conjunction with FA 80037 AMARILLO).

Staff: Ronald J. Miller

Affiliate Staff:
Intersea Research Corp.: Jack Donovan - Party Chief
Tom Harmon - Party Chief
Tom Odom - Elec. Tech.
Bob Fryer - Tech.
Jeff Stevens - Geologist
Jerry McNaboe - Geologist
Jose Gomez - Elec. Tech.
Jim Windes - Tech.

Notes: This work was contracted by the USGS to Intersea Research Corporation. Post-cruise report information was derived from contractor's final report. Original Center People field contained: Ron Miller - USGS-Corpus Christi (Sep. 5-11 between AMARILLO and SEA RAIDER).


High Island area, Texas, South Marsh Island area, Louisiana, federal outer continental shelf, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29 South: 26 West: -94 East: -92


Sea Raider



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Raytheon 731 echo sounder --- Single Beam
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Teledyne 28420 hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-038-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Lorac Positioning System --- Navigation
1980-038-FA-LN-001 ( Contractor's Report (pdf file) Intersea Research Corporation contract report to USGS-Corpus Christi, Texas, describing ship and personnel, equipment configuration, methodology, daily field log, equipment performance, data quality, etc. )
Magnavox satellite positioning system --- Navigation

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