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Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-026-FA

Other ID: 87-2 Leg 3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s): John R. Suter - Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution seismic survey of nearshore and inner shelf of Louisiana, Mississippi and western Alabama east of the Mississippi River delta. Major emphasis is Chandeleur Islands region, LA.


Start Port/Location: Biloxi, LA

End Port/Location: Biloxi, LA

Start Date: 1987-06-23

End Date: 1987-06-26

Equipment Used: Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, ORE GeoPulse, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived: Shoreline Erosion;Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution seismics: 600 km.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Wayne Simoneaux - LUMCON; C.Lee Black - LUMCON; John Suter - co-Ch. Sci.
LGS; Steve Anderson - LGS

Notes: Submitted 02/24/09 by A. Orton for J. Kindinger. Original Center People field contained: Jack Kindinger - co-Ch. Sci., USGS-St. Pete; Kenneth Parolski.


Chandeleur Islands, Curlew Island, Grand Gosier Island, Breton Sound, St. Bernard Delta, Louisiana, Petit Bois Island, Cat Island, Dog Keys Pass, Mississippi, Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.5 South: 29 West: -89.5 East: -88


photo of Acadiana



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
1987-026-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation

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