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Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-001-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Stephen Colman, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s): Geoff Seltzer - Syracuse Univ; Paul Baker - Duke Univ.

Information Specialist(s): E. Robert Thieler

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geophysical surveys in preparation for scientific drilling.


Start Port/Location: Huatajata, Bolivia

End Port/Location: Huatajata, Bolivia

Start Date: 1999-01-10

End Date: 1999-02-01

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, DGPS, Air gun, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Echosounder, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, ARGO, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Long turnarounds for equipment.

Staff: Stephen Colman, Kenneth E. Parolski, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Staff:
Geoff Seltzer - Syracuse Univ.; Paul Baker - Duke Univ.; Antonio Catari - Bolivian local (1st mate)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: R. Thieler - Sci., S. Colman - Sci., K. Parolski - Marine Tech.
Project = Geophysical Studies of Lake Titicaca, Geophysical Studies of Lake Titicaca


Lake Titicaca, Peru, Bolivia, South America;

North: -15.2 South: -16.7 West: -70.1 East: -68.5


photo of Neecho


Thieler, E.R., Parolski, K. F., and Brooks, R. W., 1999, Archive of ISIS sidescan-sonar data and GPS navigation field data collected on USGS Cruise NECH-99001, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia/Peru, 7 January-2 February, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-377, 6 CD-ROMs.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Boomer --- Boomer
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Echosounder --- Single Beam
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
1999-001-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler

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