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Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-010-FA

Other ID: 81-G-7-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): E. Ann Martin

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Biological Field Study: Experiments, Environmental Data: Current, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect box and piston cores from 3 intraslope basins and from an area of the Mississippi Delta. Samples to be analyzed for geochemicals, texture and geotechnical parameters.


Start Port/Location: Galveston, TX

End Port/Location: Venice, LA

Start Date: 1981-05-01

End Date: 1981-05-09

Equipment Used: Corer - slow, Current Drift Bottle, Box corer, Dredge, Integrated Navigation System

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 12 kHz bathymetry data: 10 nm (18.5 km); 3.5 kHz seismic reflection data: 50 nm (92.6 km); Box cores: 11; Piston cores: 10; Dredge: 1; Drift bottles deployed: 24.

Staff: Barry Irwin, Lawrence Poppe, Raymond E. Hall

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Corpus Christi: Jack Kindinger - Co-Ch. Sci.
Ann Martin - Co-Ch. Sci.
Chuck Stelting - Phy. Sci. Tech.
Cyndi Rice - Oceano.
Neal Lillard - Watch
George Harrison - Oceano.
Ron Circe - Phy. Sci.
Martha Van der Werken - Phy. Sci. Tech.
Jim Ray - Watch
John Benton - Phy. Sci. Asst.; USGS-Denver: Hal Olsen - Eng. Branch; WHOI: Beecher Wooding - Phy. Sci. Tech.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Lawrence Poppe - Geol., Ray Hall - Geol., Barry Irwin - Nav.
Project = Continental Slope studies, Mississippi Delta; Deep Sea Basins, Continental Slope studies, Mississippi Delta; Deep Sea Basins


intraslope basins, Carancahua Basin, Gyre Basin, Orca Basin, Mississippi Delta, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 27.5 South: 26.5 West: -91 East: -90


photo of Gyre



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
Corer - slow --- Geology
Dredge --- Biology
Current Drift Bottle --- Current
Integrated Navigation System --- Navigation
1981-010-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-INS, NV,GR-SAT, )

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