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Field Activity Details for field activity 1988-008-FA

Other ID: ACAD 88-01

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, LGS

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map and interpret the shallow morphostratigraphy of the delta plain using seismics and cores. This cruise is a continuation (3rd year of the USGS-LGS co-op on barrier island erosion) of the high-resolution seismic reflection profiling on the nearshore and inner shelf west of the Mississippi River delta.


Start Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

End Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

Start Date: 1988-07-19

End Date: 1988-07-26

Equipment Used: ORE GeoPulse, EG&G 234, ODEC 3.5 kHz, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution seismic reflection profiling on the nearshore and inner shelf west of the Mississippi River delta.

Staff: David Nichols, S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Staff:
Lee Black - LUMCON
Captain; Wayne Simoneaux - LUMCON
First Mate; Shea Penland
co-Ch. Sci.; Rick Vail - USGS-PMG
Technician; Randy McBride - LGS
Scientist; Greg Taylor - LGS
Technician; David Pope - LGS

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jeff Williams - Ch. Sci.; Dave Nichols - Technician.
Project = Louisiana Barrier Island Study, Louisiana Barrier Island Study


central Louisiana coast and inner shelf, west of Mississippi River delta, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29.16 South: 28.25 West: -90.44 East: -89.26


photo of Acadiana



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
ODEC 3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Loran-C --- Navigation
1988-008-FA-LN-001-02 ( Navigation data )
1988-008-FA-LN-001-01 ( Navigation data recovered from 9 track tape)

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