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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-013-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Robert F. Commeau

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jim Hein (Menlo Park)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Fluorescence

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a detailed study of a seamount briefly surveyed during the SONNE cruise of August 1984.


Start Port/Location: Suva, Fiji

End Port/Location: Honolulu, HI

Start Date: 1985-05-14

End Date: 1985-06-05

Equipment Used: SeaBeam 2112, Current, Camera- deep sea, Grab sampler, Multisonde CTD, Gravity corer, Dredge, X-ray Fluorescence Unit

Information to be Derived: Seabeam records;Bottom photographs and video tapes;Current meter records;Sediment, ferromanganese crust, and rock substrate samples;Water column measurements - temperature, oxygen, salinity, pressure;Shipboard chemical analysis (XRF) of selected samples;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Schwab, Robert F. Commeau

Affiliate Staff:
Jim Hein (USGS-Menlo Park)
Walt Freisen (USGS-Menlo Park)
Peter Halbach (Technical University at Clausthal
West Germany)
Doris Puteanus (Technical University at Clausthal
West Germany); 3-4 West Germans

Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report; no post-cruise report found.


Johnston Island, Johnston Atoll, United States, Middle Pacific;

North: 19 South: 13 West: -174 East: -165


photo of Sonne



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBeam 2112 --- Multibeam
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Grab sampler --- Biology
Multisonde CTD --- CTD
Gravity corer --- Geology
Dredge --- Biology
X-ray Fluorescence Unit --- Fluorescence

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