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Field Activity Details for field activity 1989-002-FA

Other ID: F2-89-NC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objectives of cruises 89001 and 89002 were to obtain a baseline data set of high-resolution sidescan sonar imagery, single-channel geophysical profiles (high- resolution) of the shallow sub-bottom, intermediate-penetration 40 cubic inch airgun profiles, and surface sediment samples. The baseline data set was designed to allow us to characterize and understand this shallow segment of the continental margin off San Francisco, and to serve as a preliminary database for subsequent, more detailed and site specific studies.


Start Port/Location: San Francisco, CA

End Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

Start Date: 1989-01-12

End Date: 1989-01-28

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Grab sampler - Van Veen , Air gun, Klein 531 sidescan, ORE GeoPulse, Huntec Hydrosonde Deep-Tow system, Loran-C, Del Norte, transponder net

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tracklines: 182 (1768 km); Boomer data: 1903 km; 3.5 kHz bathymetry: 1908 km; Gravity: 2641 km; Huntec sidescan: 1905 km; sidescan sonar: 326 km; 2 channel airgun: 59 km; Soutar grab samples: 263.

Staff: William Danforth, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, William Schwab, Barbara A. Seekins

Affiliate Staff:
John Chin
Herman Karl
R. Sliter
M. Boyle
J. Thomas
H. Williams
G. Gabel
R. Frisch
K. Kinoshita

Notes: This cruise is one of two legs (FA 89001 = F1-89-NC, FA 89002 = F2-89-NC). Original Center People field contained: Bill Schwab, John Chin, Herman Karl, R. Sliter, D. Dave Nichols, Tom O'Brien, M. Boyle, J. Thomas, H. Williams, W. Danforth, G. Gabel, R. Frisch, K. Kinoshita, B. Barbara Seekins. Original Submitted By field contained: Bill Schwab / John Chin / Herman Karl.


Gulf of the Farallones, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 38.25 South: 37.25 West: -123.5 East: -122


photo of Farnella



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Huntec Hydrosonde Deep-Tow system --- Boomer
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1989-002-FA-SO-001-01 ( Sidescan Data 317 data files in QMIPS format.)
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation
1989-002-FA-LN-001 ( navigation data)
Del Norte, transponder net --- Navigation

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