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Field Activity Details for field activity S197SC

AKA: none

Other ID: S-1-97-SC

Status: Completed


Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kim Klitgord

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Kaye Kinoshita

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals:


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1997-05-26

End Date: 1997-06-01

Equipment Used: 3.5khz, gravitycore, pipedredge, 24channel, navigation, airgun

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Brian Edwards, Patrick Hart, Homa Lee, Walt Olson, Fred Payne, Jane Reid, Bill Robinson, Ray Sliter, Hal Williams

Affiliate Staff:

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Kim Klitgord (USGS Western Region) - Chief Scientist
Kaye Kinoshita (USGS Western Region) - Information Specialist
Pat Hart (USGS Western Region) - Geophysicist
Ray Sliter (USGS Western Region) - Geophysicist
Walter Barnhardt (USGS Western Region) - Geophysicist
Brian Edwards (USGS Western Region) - Geologist
Homa Lee (USGS Western Region) - Geologist
Jane Reid (USGS Western Region) - Watchstander
Bill Robinson (USGS Western Region) - Electronics Technician
Walt Olson (USGS Western Region) - Mechanical Technician
Hal Williams (USGS Western Region) - Mechanical Technician
Fred Payne (USGS Western Region) - Electronics Technician



North: 34.02234 South: 32.63382 West: -118.887 East: -117.23621


photo of Robert Gordon Sproul
Robert Gordon Sproul


Ryan, H.F., Conrad, J.E., Paull, C.K., McGann, M., 2012, Slip Rate on the San Diego Trough Fault Zone, Inner California Borderland, and the 1986 Oceanside Earthquake Swarm Revisited: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 102 no. 6, pp. 2300–2312, doi: 10.1785/0120110317.

Sliter, R.W., Normark, William R., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 2005, Multichannel seismic-reflection data acquired off the coast of southern California-Part A 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1084,


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5khz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
gravitycore --- Geology
pipedredge --- Geology
24channel --- Multichannel
mcs (data on FAD)
migrated (data on FAD)
Multichannel data (stack data)
Seismic FFID/Shot/CDP data s-1-97-sc.410_mcs
navigation --- Navigation
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Global positioning system (GPS) data s-1-97-sc.062 (Provisional best file)
airgun --- Air Gun / Water Gun

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