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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1983-012-FA

Other ID: L-5-83-HW,83012

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Frank T. Manheim

Affiliate Investigator(s): Frank Manheim

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Biology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data: CTD

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate ferromanganese crusts with emphasis on cobalt-rich crusts via dredging and hard substrate corer (Manheim-Burke type), sidescan sonar, photography, water sampling, and bottom instrument packaging emplacement on Horizon Seamount.


Start Port/Location: Honolulu, HI

End Port/Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa and Pago Pago, American Samoa

Start Date: 1983-10-29

End Date: 1983-11-26

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Corer - slow, Grab sampler, Air gun, Single channel hydrophone, Corer - gravity, Sidescan sonar, Box corer, Dredge, Video camera - deep sea, Loran-C, 3dot5khz, underwatertelevision, sidescansonar, CTDmeter, underwatercamera, chaindredge, 12khz, gravitycore, boxcore, pistoncore, airgun, penetrometer, Soutargrab

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Lines: 36; Gravity cores: 3; Piston cores: 7; Chain dredge samples: 62.

Staff: William Schwab, Frank T. Manheim

Affiliate Staff:
George Tate
Geologist; Jeff Stampfer
Mechanical Technician; Jim Nicholson
Electronics Technician; Kevin O'Toole
Mechanical Technician; Michael Boyle
Electronics Technician; Aaron Dunwald
Chief Engineer; Alice Davis
Watchstander; Hank Chezar
Watchstander; Joe Ritchey
Watchstander; John Robinson
Watchstander; Robin Bouse
Navigator; Kaye Kinoshita
Navigator; Rosemary Sliney
Navigator; Doris Puteanus
Watchstander - Technical University
Germany; Vesna Marchig
Watchstander - German Geological Survey
Bill Schwab - Geologist
Joe Ritchey - Watchstander

Notes: GIS tools on best navigation file, l-5-83-hw.070, found cumulative trackline distance to the nearest tens of kilometers is 6590 kilometers.


Kingman Island

North: 22.69919 South: -4.85883 West: -169.38 East: -157.86714


photo of Samuel Phillips Lee
Samuel Phillips Lee



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Box corer --- Biology
Corer - slow --- Geology
Grab sampler --- Biology
Corer - gravity --- Geology
Dredge --- Biology
Loran-C --- Navigation
1983-012-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation data)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1983-012-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of FROM MENLO-DONATED BY SCHWAB)
3dot5khz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Single Beam
12khz --- Single Beam
airgun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
sidescansonar --- Sidescan
underwatercamera --- Photo
underwatertelevision --- Video
boxcore --- Geology
pistoncore --- Geology
Soutargrab --- Geology
gravitycore --- Geology
chaindredge --- Geology
CTDmeter --- CTD
penetrometer --- Geology

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