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Field Activity Details for field activity 1988-008-FA

Other ID: ACAD 88-01

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Investigator(s): Shea Penland, LGS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map and interpret the shallow morphostratigraphy of the delta plain using seismics and cores. This cruise is a continuation (3rd year of the USGS-LGS co-op on barrier island erosion) of the high-resolution seismic reflection profiling on the nearshore and inner shelf west of the Mississippi River delta.


Start Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

End Port/Location: Cocodrie, LA

Start Date: 1988-07-19

End Date: 1988-07-26

Equipment Used: ORE GeoPulse, EG&G 234, ODEC 3.5 kHz, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution seismic reflection profiling on the nearshore and inner shelf west of the Mississippi River delta.

Staff: David Nichols, S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Staff:
Lee Black - LUMCON
Captain; Wayne Simoneaux - LUMCON
First Mate; Shea Penland
co-Ch. Sci.; Rick Vail - USGS-PMG
Technician; Randy McBride - LGS
Scientist; Greg Taylor - LGS
Technician; David Pope - LGS

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jeff Williams - Ch. Sci.; Dave Nichols - Technician.
Project = Louisiana Barrier Island Study, Louisiana Barrier Island Study


central Louisiana coast and inner shelf, west of Mississippi River delta, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29.2861327 South: 28.25 West: -90.89415025 East: -89.26


photo of Acadiana



Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's cruise report including personnel, purpose, equipment, tabulated information, and track chart.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
ODEC 3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Loran-C --- Navigation
1988-008-FA-LN-001-01 (Navigation data recovered from 9 track tape)
1988-008-FA-LN-001-02 (Navigation data )

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