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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-033-FA

Other ID: 125-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Fred Spiess (Scripps); Charlie Paull (Scripps)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s):

Scientific Purpose/Goals: This is an NSF funded cruise to study the processes acting on the base of the Florida Escarpment.


Start Port/Location: Tampa, FL

End Port/Location: Tampa, FL

Start Date: 1986-08-08

End Date: 1986-08-25

Equipment Used: Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Twichell, Robert F. Commeau

Affiliate Staff:
Scripps: Fred Spiess - Ch. Sci.
Charlie Paull - Research Geologist
Dwight Boegeman - Engineer
Robert Lawhead - Sr. Programmer
Robert Elder - Development Engineer
Andra Foster - Sr. Engineering Asst.
Gary Austin - Marine Tech.
Marie McIntyre - student
Phillip Hammer - student
Bradley DeRoos - Research Asst.
Ronald Horn - Sr. Development Engineer; Univ. So. Florida: David Mearns - Research Assoc.; Univ. Georgia: Raymone Freeman-Lynde - Asst. Professor; Univ. No. Carolina: William Trumbull - student
Kathleen Keoughan - student; WHOI: Dana Wiese - Research Asst.
John McMahon - Welder

Notes: Affiliation - Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Information derived from pre-cruise report and WHOI Cruise Data files; no post-cruise report found. Original Submitted By field contained: Dave Twichell and Bob Commeau.
Project = Deep Sea Carbonate Escarpments, Deep Sea Carbonate Escarpments


Florida Escarpment, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 28.5 South: 23.5 West: -80 East: -88


photo of Knorr



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan

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