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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-641-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Marine Geomorphology, Evolution, and Habitats (ZP00FE6)

Principal Investigator(s): Guy Cochrane, Maureen Walton

Affiliate Investigator(s): Lisa Gilbane

Information Specialist(s): Evan Dailey

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geologic framework and habitat geophysics in Federal Waters of South Central California for offshore energy hazards and impacts.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: San Francisco

End Port/Location: Los Angeles

Start Date: 2018-08-27

End Date: 2018-09-22

Equipment Used: Yonav, Other, Multichannel, 512 chirp-source, 512 chirp, Sparker, Other

Information to be Derived: Bathymetry, backscatter intesity, seismic profiles.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Chirp, MCS, and YoNav data submitted to FAD by Maureen Walton 10/10/2018

Staff: Jackson Currie, Daniel Kennedy, Jared Kluesner, Rachel Marcuson, Ray Sliter, Robert Wyland

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Cruise will be run on two legs on the NOAA Ship Rainier with some staff swap outs.


South Central California

North: 35.83 South: 34.53 West: -121.98 East: -120.94




Kennedy, D.J., Walton, M.W., Cochrane, G.R., Balster-Gee, A.F., Kluesner, J.W., Hart, P.E., Sliter, R.W., Miller, J.K., and Gilbane, L., 2021, High-resolution multi-channel and Chirp seismic-reflection data from USGS cruise 2018-641-FA collected in south-central California in support of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Cal DIG I offshore alternative energy project: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Yonav --- Navigation
Other --- --- ---
Multichannel --- Multichannel
512 chirp-source --- Sub Bottom Profiler
512 chirp --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Sparker --- Sparker
Other --- --- ---

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