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Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-016-FA

Other ID: ACAD 87-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect bottom samples offshore Isles Dernieres barrier islands.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1987-05-03

End Date: 1987-05-07

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Klein 531 sidescan, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Water depth varied from 3 m to 25 m. I was very impressed by the underway grab sampler. Sidescan sonar: 463 km; Bottom grabs: 225.

Staff: Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Staff:
Rob Wertz - USGS BPMG; Steve Underwood - COE; Sonny Maciasz - LGS

Project = Coastal Erosion Project, BAMG, Coastal Erosion Project, BAMG


offshore central Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29.68805 South: 26.86328 West: -93.4497 East: -88.68164


photo of Acadiana



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1987-016-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Grab sampler --- Biology
Loran-C --- Navigation
1987-016-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NV-MEGAPULSE, )

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