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Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-001-FA

Other ID: T-1-09-PR

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): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sparker, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map faults on the Virgin Islands platform.


Start Port/Location: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

End Port/Location: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Start Date: 2009-03-22

End Date: 2009-04-10

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Sparker , SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Single channel hydrophone, Digital video camera

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 1,311 kilometers of 234 kHz SwathPlus interferometric bathymetry over 10 survey days. Collected 821 kilometers of mini-sparker seismic reflection profiles over 9 survey days.

Staff: Brian Andrews, Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, Uri Ten Brink, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Uri ten Brink - chief scientist; Bill Danforth - processing chief; Brian Andrews - GIS chief; Chuck Worley - Interferometric side-scan chief; Emile Bergeron - Sparker chief; No Indians.
Project = Tsunami Hazards: Dev. of Source Potential, Tsunami Hazards: Dev. of Source Potential


Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic,

North: 18.8086 South: 18.136 West: -65.2747 East: -64.2702


photo of Tiki XIV
Tiki XIV



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker --- Sparker
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
2009-001-FA-SE-001-01 ( Processed seismic profiles: top mute applied.)
2009-001-FA-SE-001-02 ( Processed seismic profiles: top mute and heave correction applied.)
2009-001-FA-SE-001-03 ( Processed seismic profiles: final corrected version)
2009-001-FA-SE-001 ( Seismic reflection data: trackline data and shot nav in GIS, and profiles in JPG format off of boat; from SIG ELC 1200 sparker sound source (DeviceID=5), Applied Accoustics CSP-D single channel hydrophone receiver array, ORE Geopulse receiver 5210A.)
2009-001-FA-SE-001-04 ( JPEG images of processed seismic profiles: final corrected version.)
Digital video camera --- Video
2009-001-FA-VD-001 ( Dive video: video recorded by hand-held camera by SCUBA diver.)
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
2009-001-FA-BA-001-01 ( CARIS HIPS 6.1 project with a BASE surface for trackline (not 100%) bathy, and 3 separate 5m base surfaces for the 3 areas where 100% bathy was collected.)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
2009-001-FA-LN-001 ( Hypack navigation files for each survey line file; covers both bathymetry and seismics.)
2009-001-FA-NL-001 ( Survey log: contains survey parameters plus trackline notes.)

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