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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1983-013-FA

Other ID: 83-14

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Mattick - USGS-Reston, VA

Information Specialist(s): Douglass Owen

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Multichannel

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Study regional geology of western Gulf of Mexico and experiment on application of two-ship (FRED MOORE) work employing expanding spreads.


Start Port/Location: Galveston, TX

End Port/Location: Galveston, TX

Start Date: 1983-11-03

End Date: 1983-11-20

Equipment Used: Air gun, Multichannel seismics, Bell Aerospace BGM-3 gravimeter, Integrated Navigation System

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: CDP: 970 km (15 lines: 1, 2, 2A, 3, GMT-1, GMT-3, GMT-3B, ESP2B, GMT-3C, GMT-5, ESP3, GMT-6, GMT-7, GMT-9, ESP4, GMT-9A, GMT-12, ESP5, GMT-13); 3.5 kHz near-trace A and B; Gravity.

Staff: Jack Connell, James E. Dodd, Barry Irwin, Gus Lamarre, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:
Robert Mattick - USGS-Reston
Ch. Sci.; John Grow - USGS-Denver
CO; Richard Wise - USGS-Denver
CO; James Leinbach - USGS-Denver
CO; F. Nicholas Zihlman - USGS-Denver
CO; William Patterson - USGS-Denver
CO; Ronald Wells - MMS
Corpus Christi
TX; Douglas Owens - data curator
Corpus Christi
TX; Per Soderberg - Sweden
University; McCowan - Gulf Oil Co.



western Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29.5 South: 25.45 West: -95.5 East: -92.8


photo of Gyre



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bell Aerospace BGM-3 gravimeter --- Gravity
Integrated Navigation System --- Navigation
1983-013-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-INS, )
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1983-013-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1983-013-FA-SE-004 ( Mattick data rescue of SEGY seismic data )
1983-013-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
1983-013-FA-SE-003 ( SEGY seismic data rescued from 9 track)

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