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Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-043-FA

Other ID: JENA90-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe, Catherine Delorey

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Single Beam, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To conduct a high-resolution seismic survey and obtain surface and subsurface sediment samples in an effort to quantitatively determine the effects of Hurricane Hugo on a large sand and gravel deposit located off Vieques Island.


Start Port/Location: Mosquito Pier, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

End Port/Location: Mosquito Pier, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Start Date: 1990-11-02

End Date: 1990-11-07

Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Van Veen , Grab sampler - Shipek, Alpine Vibracorer, Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz), ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, Slide hammer corer, Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin, Lawrence Poppe, Kenneth E. Parolski, Catherine Delorey

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Reston: Ronald Circe; USGS-San Juan: Rafael Rodrigues
Juan Trias
Milton Carlo

Project = Hurricane Hugo Response, Hurricane Hugo Response


Escollo de Arena, Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.2 South: 18.15 West: -65.55 East: -65.4


photo of Jean A
Jean A



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz) --- Boomer
1990-043-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1990-043-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1990-043-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( E/S) for lines )
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Grab sampler - Shipek --- Geology
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
Slide hammer corer --- Geology
Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger --- Navigation
1990-043-FA-LN-001-01 ( Miniranger Data (txt file) Raw miniranger data.)

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