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Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-003-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Nichols

Affiliate Investigator(s): Terry Edgar - Reston; Yusuf Djajadihardja - BPPT

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a north-south high-resolution seismic line from the northern Arafura Sea to the southern-most part of the Gulf of Carpentaria that lies in Indonesian waters to investigate glacially related climate fluctuations in the tropics.


Start Port/Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

End Port/Location: Merauke, Indonesia

Start Date: 1995-10-20

End Date: 1995-10-31

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Water gun (wh), Seismic Engineering streamer

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Digitalizing computer failed; analog data only. 3 Watergun lines: 765 km.

Staff: David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Terence Edgar - Co-Ch. Sci. - Reston; Blaine Cecil - geologist - Reston; Robert Mattick - geophysicist - Reston; Yusuf Djajadihardja - Co-Ch. Sci. - BPPT; Udrech Utt - geophysicist; Dini Pierbani - geologist; Nova Subiyanto - geophysicist; Rita Mardelira - geophysicist

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols - seismic specialist.
Project = Geology Epicontinental Systems - SE Asia, Australia, Geology Epicontinental Systems - SE Asia, Australia


Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpentaria, Indonesia, Indian Ocean;

North: -5.2 South: -10.75 West: 136 East: 140.3


photo of Baruna Jaya III
Baruna Jaya III



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Seismic Engineering streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
1995-003-FA-SE-001-01 ( Line 1 SEG-Y data file (160.1 MB))
1995-003-FA-SE-001-03 ( Line 3 SEG-Y data file (223.9 MB))
1995-003-FA-SE-001-02 ( Line 2 SEG-Y data file (219.1 MB))
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1995-003-FA-LN-001-05 ( Edited GPS navigation for Line 3.)
1995-003-FA-LN-001-04 ( Edited GPS navigation for Line 2.)
1995-003-FA-LN-001-02 ( Edited GPS navigation for test line.)
1995-003-FA-LN-001-03 ( Edited GPS navigation for Line 1.)
1995-003-FA-LN-001-01 ( Cruise track chart.)

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