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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-029-FA

Other ID: LACOSS I; 82-C-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John West

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Suter

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect high-resolution geophysical profiles on the inner continental shelf of southwestern Louisiana. This work, done in cooperation with the Louisiana Geological Survey, was to map nearshore geology and inventory sand resources.


Start Port/Location: Corpus Christi, TX

End Port/Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Start Date: 1982-08-24

End Date: 1982-09-22

Equipment Used: Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Numerous mechanical difficulties with R/V CARANCAHUA, but 300 km of high-quality ORE Uniboom data were obtained near Cameron, Louisiana.


Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Corpus Christi: John Suter - Ch. Sci.
John West - Ch. Ops.
Jack Kindinger
Doug Owen
James McFarlen
James Ray - Boat Capt.

Notes: Project = Louisiana Cooperative Sand Survey, Louisiana Cooperative Sand Survey


Cameron, Louisiana, southwestern Louisiana continental shelf, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 25.7 South: 25 West: -94 East: -92





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler

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