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Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-020-FA

Other ID: KIT JONES 91-2, Legs 1, 2 and 3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s): Randy McBride - LGS

Information Specialist(s):

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

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


Start Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

End Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

Start Date: 1991-07-10

End Date: 1991-07-27

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

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Fair seismic data; so-so weather.


Affiliate Staff:
Dana Wiese - USGS; Mississippi Minerals Technology Center: Douglas Lockhart and Tom Shelton

Project = Mississippi/Alabama Pollution Project, Mississippi/Alabama Pollution Project


offshore Alabama, offshore Pensacola Bay, Western Florida, northern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.42 South: 28.8 West: -88.35 East: -86


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
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
SEGY data ( )
Boomer --- Boomer
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Nav data ( )
Loran-C --- Navigation

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