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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-029-FA

Other ID: YS-85-08

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James S. Booth

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Milliman - WHOI; Yun-Shan Chin - ASIO

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Biology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Hydroplastic coring, subsampling, and shear strength measurements.


Start Port/Location: Tsingtao, Peoples Republic of China

End Port/Location: Tsingtao, Peoples Republic of China

Start Date: 1985-08-11

End Date: 1985-08-19

Equipment Used: Box corer, Kasten Corer, Hydroplastic corer

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Box cores: 8; Kasten cores: 11; Geophysical data: 200 km.

Staff: James S. Booth

Affiliate Staff:
Yun-Shan Chin - co-Ch. Sci.
ASIO; John Milliman - co-Ch. Sci.
WHOI; Dave Demaster - NYSU; Chuck Nittrouer - NYSU

Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report, branch quarterly report and OFR; no post-cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Jim Booth (Sampling/Processing).


Yellow Sea, Peoples Republic of China, Asia, North Pacific;

North: 42 South: 32 West: 115 East: 130


Science 1


Booth, J.S., and Winters, William J., 1989, Geotechnical description of Yellow Sea sediments with some preliminary geological interpretations: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-149, 265 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Kasten Corer --- Geology
1985-029-FA-NL-001 ( Vane sheer test results log sheets)
Box corer --- Biology
1985-029-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Hydroplastic corer --- Geology

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