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Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-041-FA

Other ID: Leg 3, Leg 4

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Investigator(s): Shea Penland, John Suter - LGS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Primary objective of the program was to locate and identify potential offshore sand borrow areas for beach replenishment projects. Core sites were located on the basis of previous seismic profiling data obtained from the study area. Secondary objective was the acquistion of high-resolution single-channel seismic data from shallow waters around the Chandeleur Islands.


Start Port/Location: Slidell, LA

End Port/Location: Gulfport, MS

Start Date: 1987-09-30

End Date: 1987-10-12

Equipment Used: Single channel hydrophone, ORE GeoPulse, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Jeff Williams (USGS-Reston)
Jack Kindinger (USGS-Miami Beach)
Robert Wertz (USGS-Reston); Louisiana Geological Survey: Shea Penland
John Suter
Robert Seal
Steve Young
Greg Taylor
Paul Kemp
Steve Brownridge
Randy McBride
Ivo Bergson
Denise Reed
and Toni McLaughlin; S. Maciasz

Notes: This cruise was done in two legs; Leg 3 (Slidell, LA to Hopedale, LA): Sep. 30 - Oct. 5; Leg 4 (Hopedale, LA to Gulfport, MS): Oct. 7 - Oct. 12.
Project = Louisiana Coastal Erosion Studies, Louisiana Coastal Erosion Studies


North-central Gulf of Mexico, east of the Mississippi River delta and Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, Mississippi, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.48655 South: 28.11075 West: -88.5498 East: -83.62793


Blue Streak 8



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Loran-C --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler

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