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Field Activity Details for field activity L1076HW

AKA: none

Other ID: L-10-76-HW,LA76PO,LEEA-76-NP,LEEA-76-PO

Status: Completed


Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Dave Piper

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals:


Start Port/Location: Hilo, HI and Port Chicago, CA

End Port/Location: Port Chicago, CA and Redwood City, CA

Start Date: 1976-11-07

End Date: 1976-11-22

Equipment Used: sparker, 3.5khz, airgun, gravitycore, chaindredge, gravity, dopplersonar, integratednavigation, transitsatellite

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Carrie Carpenter, Rich Garlow, Chris Gutmacher, Gordon Hess, Steve Kittleson, Dennis Mann, Jim Nicholson, David Ponce, Terry Ruff

Affiliate Staff:
Bernie Pflaum - Mechanical Technician
Curtis Thompson - Chief Mate
Joe Morgenstern - Mechanical Technician
John Simpson - Chief Engineer
Mike Worley - Watchstander

Notes: Staff information imported from InfoBank
Bernie Pflaum - Mechanical Technician
Carrie Carpenter - Navigator
Chris Gutmacher (USGS Western Region) - Navigator
Curtis Thompson - Chief Mate
Dave Piper (USGS Western Region) - Chief Scientist
David Ponce (USGS Western Region) - Watchstander
Dennis Mann (USGS Western Region) - Navigator
Gordon Hess (USGS Western Region) - Geophysicist
Jim Nicholson (USGS Western Region) - Electronics Technician
Joe Morgenstern - Mechanical Technician
John Simpson - Chief Engineer
Mike Worley - Watchstander
Rich Garlow - Navigator
Steve Kittleson - Watchstander
Terry Ruff - Ship Captain


San Francisco to Hawaii

North: 36.83333 South: 34.30833 West: -126.533 East: -123.685


photo of Samuel Phillips Lee
Samuel Phillips Lee


Hess, G.R., Normark, W.R., and Gutmacher, C.E., 1979, Sur submarine slide, Monterey Fan, central California: , Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. , pp. 83–84.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
sparker --- Sparker
3.5khz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Survey information
airgun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Survey information
gravitycore --- Geology
Station Information
chaindredge --- Geology
Station Information
gravity --- Gravity
Survey information
dopplersonar --- Navigation
Survey information
integratednavigation --- Navigation
Survey information
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Dead reckoning data l-10-76-hw.010_degree
Dead reckoning data l-10-76-hw.010 (Provisional best file)
transitsatellite --- Navigation
Survey information

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