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Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-030-FA

Other ID: Pont-94

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sidescan, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Field investigation of shallow structure, stratigraphy, and character of the estuary sea bed.


Start Port/Location: New Orleans, LA

End Port/Location: New Orleans, LA

Start Date: 1994-05-31

End Date: 1994-06-11

Equipment Used: Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz), Echosounder, Klein 531 sidescan, DGPS, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Nichols, Helena Cichon, Richard Young, Dana Wiese

Affiliate Staff:
Shea Penland
Robert Seal - LSU/CCEER
Survey Assistant

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Young - Boat Operator, Dana Wiess - Seismic Tech., Dave Nichols - Sidescan Tech., Helana Cichon - Survey Assistant.
Project = Lake Pontchartrain Study, Lake Pontchartrain Study


Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.25 South: 30 West: -90.4 East: -89.85


photo of G.K. Gilbert
G.K. Gilbert



Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's report including personnel, purpose, equipment, tabulated information, trackmap, start and end of line information.
Cruise log (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's cruise log daily narrative, cruise report information, technician field notes including equipment configuration, and survey line information.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz) --- Boomer
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1994-030-FA-SO-001 (Digital tape(s) of SSS/HUNTEC L1-6, SSS/HUNTEC L7-9, )
DGPS --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation

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