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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-645-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies (ZP00EQV)

Principal Investigator(s): Jared Kluesner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Daniel Brothers

Information Specialist(s): Jared Kluesner

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate shallow faulting and submarine landslides along the western Santa Barbara Channel.

Vehicle(s): Mitsubishi Outlander G61-0912R

Start Port/Location: Santa Barbara, CA

End Port/Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Start Date: 2018-07-09

End Date: 2018-07-18

Equipment Used: 512 chirp, Yonav, 512 chirp-source, Other, Mini sparker, minisparker

Information to be Derived: Sub-bottom information about faulting and slope stability.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: CHIRP and MCS_minisparker added to FAD 8/24/2018

Staff: Timothy Elfers, Gerry Hatcher, Rachel Marcuson, Daniel Powers

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Elfers and Hatcher only for truck driving, not at sea


Santa Barbara Channel, CA

North: 34.44965989 South: 34.17035646 West: -120.37987055 East: -119.87584223


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Balster-Gee, A.F., Kluesner, J.W., and Brothers, D.S., 2020, Multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection and chirp sub-bottom data of USGS field activity 2018-645-FA collected in the Santa Barbara Channel in July of 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

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

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