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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-030-FA

Other ID: S2-86

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James E. Dodd

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Gann - USGS-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect gravity data in Jamaican, Honduran, and Colombian waters.


Start Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica

End Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date: 1986-11-25

End Date: 1986-12-21

Equipment Used: 12 kHz, LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179, Magnavox System 5000 integrated navigation system

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Gravity data were collected along 5727 km of 18 km-spaced tracklines in the area between Jamaica and Honduras.

Staff: James E. Dodd, George R. Driscoll, David W. Folger, David Mason, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
John Gann - Chief Scientist
USGS-Menlo Park; Ed Pinson - DMA
Cheyenne; Rene Chinchilla - Navy
Honduras; Hugo Canas - Ingeominas

Notes: Project = Parent Project: Defense Mapping Agency Gravity, Parent Project: Defense Mapping Agency Gravity


Kingston, Jamaica, western Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic;

North: 17 South: 15 West: -87 East: -77


photo of Starella


Folger, D.W., Irwin, Barry J., McCullough, James R., Dodd, James E., Bouse, Robin M., Bowin, Carl O., Polloni, Christopher F., Strahle, William J., Gann, John T., and Gilbert, Charles, 1990, Map showing free-air gravity anomalies in parts of the western Caribbean Sea: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2097-A, scale 1:1,500,000.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179 --- Gravity
1986-030-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV/GRAV ARCHIVE, )
Magnavox System 5000 integrated navigation system --- Navigation
1986-030-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV/GRAV ARCHIVE, )
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1986-030-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )

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