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Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-030-FA

Other ID: Pont-94

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Field investigation of shallow structure, stratigraphy, and character of the estuary sea bed.


Start Port/Location: New Orleans, LA

End Port/Location: New Orleans, LA

Start Date: 1994-05-31

End Date: 1994-06-11

Equipment Used: DGPS, Klein 531 sidescan, Echosounder, Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz), Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Nichols, Richard Young, Helena Cichon, Dana Wiese

Affiliate Staff:
Shea Penland
Robert Seal - LSU/CCEER
Survey Assistant

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Young - Boat Operator, Dana Wiess - Seismic Tech., Dave Nichols - Sidescan Tech., Helana Cichon - Survey Assistant.
Project = Lake Pontchartrain Study, Lake Pontchartrain Study


Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.25 South: 30 West: -90.4 East: -89.85


photo of G.K. Gilbert
G.K. Gilbert



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz) --- Boomer
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1994-030-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS/HUNTEC L1-6, SSS/HUNTEC L7-9, )
DGPS --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation

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