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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-032-FA

Other ID: S3-86

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William J. Strahle

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect gravity data in Colombian waters.


Start Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica

End Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date: 1986-12-25

End Date: 1986-12-30

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: Final of three legs. Gravity data were collected over the shallow parts of Rosalind Bank in the western Caribbean. Results are compatible with those gathered during the previous two legs.

Staff: James E. Dodd, Thomas O'Brien, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:

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


Rosalind Bank, Kingston, Jamaica, western Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic;

North: 17 South: 16 West: -81 East: -80


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
Magnavox System 5000 integrated navigation system --- Navigation
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1986-032-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )

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