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Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-010-FA

Other ID: MIDPAC 2, Leg SO33

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Robert F. Commeau

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Halbach, TUCLZ

Information Specialist(s): Andreas Janetzke

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: ORP, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: pH, Sonar: Multibeam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Study the distribution and composition of cobalt-rich ferromaganese crusts in mid-Pacific and central Pacific areas; observe testing of new TV controlled hydraulic grab sampler.


Start Port/Location: Honolulu, HI

End Port/Location: Honolulu, HI

Start Date: 1984-07-29

End Date: 1984-08-27

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Echosounder, Box corer, Dredge, Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, SeaBeam 2112, Magnavox satellite positioning system, YSI multiparameter sonde, Spade core, Dead reckoning

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 6 sets of Seabeam tracks (72 profile lines) and 111 samples.

Staff: Robert F. Commeau, Candy Bostwick

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Halbach - geochemist
Ch. Sci. (TUCLZ); Heinrich Gundlach - geochemist (BGR); Dieter Hansen - geophysicist (Preussag); Hans Sulzbacher - geophysicist (Preussag); Elmar Heidbuechel - medical doctor (Preussag); Doris Putaneus - geochemist (TUCLZ); Horst Schuettenhelm - ET (Preussag); Manfred Spoetter - MT (Preussag); Axel Bath - scientist (Preussag); Yogi Hoffman - ET (Preussag); Peter Otten - mineralogist; Roger Schmidt-Grassegger - petrologist (BGR); Carl Sattler - research asst. (TUCLZ); Cornelia Kriete - research asst. (TUCLZ); Andreas Janetzke - data curator and photographer (TUCLZ); Rosemary Sliney - geologist (USGS-Menlo Park); Walter Friesen - petrologist (USGS-Menlo Park); Dongyu Xu - scientist (P.R. of China)

Notes: Parent Organization: Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Federal Republic of Germany. Original Center People field contained: Candy Lane - geologist, Robert Commeau - geologist.


Cross Seamount Group, Kingman-Palmyra Reef, Line Islands, and Horizon Guyot, mid-Pacific, North Pacific;

North: 23 South: 5 West: -173 East: -154


photo of Sonne



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Dredge --- Biology
Box corer --- Biology
Spade core --- Geology
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
YSI multiparameter sonde --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
SeaBeam 2112 --- Multibeam
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Magnavox satellite positioning system --- Navigation
Dead reckoning --- Navigation

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