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Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-030-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution multichannel seismic reflection survey to help with the interpretation of the multibeam bathymetry.


Start Port/Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico

End Port/Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Start Date: 2006-10-06

End Date: 2006-10-25

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), HYPACK, Multichannel seismics

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 66 seismic lines collected, about half with the 105 cu. in. gun and about half with the 35 cu. in. gun.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, Emile Bergeron, Claudia Flores, David Foster, Barry Irwin, Alberto Lopez, Thomas O'Brien, Uri Ten Brink, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Roy Barkan - student; Alison Glass - marine mammal observer; Aija Briga - marine mammal observer; Sivakumar Krishnasamy - airgun and compressor tech.
Nautech LTD

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Uri ten Brink - PI, Tom O'Brien - seismic acquisition, Chuck Worley - seismic acquisition, Dave Foster - seismic processing, Emile Bergeron - seismic acquisition, Wayne Baldwin - seismic processing, Barry Irwin - navigation, Alberto Lopez - Mendenhall post-doc, Claudia Flores - marine mammal observer.


northeast Caribbean, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 20 South: 17 West: -69 East: -63.5


photo of Pelican


Granja Bruña, J.L., ten Brink, U. S., A., Muñoz-Martín A., Carbó-Gorosabel, A., Llanes Estrada, P., 2015, Shallower structure and geomorphology of the southern Puerto Rico offshore margin: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 67, 30 56 p., doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.04.014.

Lopez-Venegas, A.M., ten Brink, U.S., and Geist, E.L., 2008, Submarine landslide as the source for the October 11, 1918 Mona Passage tsunami; observations and modeling: Marine Geology, v. 254 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.05.001.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
HYPACK --- Navigation

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