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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-009-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Nichols

Affiliate Investigator(s): Roland Von Huene, USGS-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Sonar: Multibeam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect SeaBeam, single-channel seismic, and CDP seismic data.


Start Port/Location: Mazanillo, Mexico

End Port/Location: Callao, Peru

Start Date: 1986-06-24

End Date: 1986-07-28

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Multichannel seismics, SeaBeam 2112

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: During the 30 day leg, 6000 miles (11,112 km) of Seabeam data and 4000 miles (7,408 km) of single-channel seismic data were recorded, as well as 2 days of CDP seismics. CDP seismics were run to obtain data for ODP who will return in November to drill.

Staff: David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Institut Francais de Recherche Pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER); Roland Von Huene (USGS-Menlo Park); Bill Bundy (A&M Grad)

Notes: 11,112 km of Seabeam data; 7,408 km of single-channel seismic data; CDP seismics.


Mazanillo, Mexico to Callao, Peru, North America, South America, North Pacific, South Pacific;

North: 24.50848 South: -14.09396 West: -113.2119 East: -72.77344


photo of Jean Charcot
Jean Charcot



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
SeaBeam 2112 --- Multibeam
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler

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