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Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-013-FA

Other ID: KJ-90-1, KJ-90-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Investigator(s): Randolph McBride, LA Geol. Survey, Leg 1; Mark Byrnes, Louisiana Geol. Survey, Leg 2

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect nearshore and Mississippi Sound high-resolution seismics as part of coastal project to study coastal erosion and offshore sand resources.


Start Port/Location: Gulfport, MS

End Port/Location: Gulfport, MS

Start Date: 1990-06-21

End Date: 1990-06-27

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, ORE GeoPulse, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: GeoPulse: 18 lines, 410 km.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Jerry Taft
MS Minerals Tech. Cent.; Chuck O'Hara
MS Minerals Tech. Cent.; Brian Blanchard
LGS (Leg 1 only).

Project = MS/AL/USGS Cooperative, MS/AL/USGS Cooperative


Mississippi Sound, Mississippi, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.35 South: 30.1 West: -89.1 East: -88.1


Kit Jones


Sanford, J.M., Harrison, Arnell S., Wiese, Dana S., and Flocks, James G., 2009, Archive of digitized analog Boomer seismic reflection data collected from the Mississippi-Alabama-Florida Shelf during cruises onboard the R/V KIT JONES, June 1990 and July 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 429, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
1990-013-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Scanned record sections of Boomer data ( )
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Nav data ( )
Loran-C --- Navigation

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