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Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-011-FA

Other ID: 80-G-5; 80-5

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Louis E. Garrison

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collection of sidescan data in the area south of the Mississippi delta on the upper continental slope. Collection of data on 4 Exxon tracts for installation of production platform.


Start Port/Location: Galveston, TX

End Port/Location: New Orleans, LA

Start Date: 1980-06-04

End Date: 1980-06-09

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Sparker , Single channel hydrophone, EG&G Model SMS 960 Seafloor Mapping System, Acoustic backscatter sensors, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 3.5 kHz: approx. 241.4 km; Sparker: 241.4 km.

Staff: Barry Irwin, Louis E. Garrison, Arnold H. Bouma, Janet B. Burke, John West, Jo Ann Charba, James Willingham, Linda Massengill

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-New Orleans: Bill Sweet; David Prior
Coastal Studies
LSU; Kate Hadley
Exxon; John Lindsay
Exxon; Theo Duis
TAMU; Jon Young
Decca Navigation; Bobby Duke
Decca Navigation; Rhett Hamiter
LSU; Walker Winans
Coastal Studies

Notes: Original Center People field contained: USGS-Corpus Christi: Lou Garrison - Chief Scientist, Arnold Bouma, John West, Linda Massengill, Jo Ann Charba, James Willingham; USGS-Woods Hole: Barry Irwin, Janet Burke.
Project = Delta Project, Delta Project


Mississippi Delta, upper continental slope, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 28.6 South: 28 West: -89.5 East: -89


photo of Gyre



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EG&G Model SMS 960 Seafloor Mapping System --- Sidescan
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Sparker --- Sparker
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-011-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Loran-C --- Navigation
1980-011-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, )
Acoustic backscatter sensors --- Single Beam

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