Field Activity 1990-001-FA

Identifier 1990-001-FA
Alternate names Leg 1, F-90-3
Purpose Study the sedimentology, depositional process, acoustic character, and pore-water chemistry of sediments on the Mississippi Fan and along the base of the Florida Escarpment.
Location Mississippi Fan, Florida Escarpment, eastern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary Gravity trackline - 1; SeaMARC - 3466 sq. km; 4.5 kHz - 950 km; 3.5 kHz (from Leg 1 and Leg 2) - 2280 km.
Comments Project = MS Fan Ground Truth Program, MS Fan Ground Truth Program
Platform
Farnella
230 feet
Itinerary
Start Tampa, FL 1990-03-25
End Tampa, FL 1990-04-08
Days in the field 15
Bounds
West -87
East -84.5
North 27
South 26

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators David C TwichellWilliam C Schwab
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
David C Twichell
Scientist, Staff
William C Schwab
Scientist, Staff
Thomas F O'Brien
Scientist, Staff
David H Mason
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Lubinski, Dave
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff L. Bader - USGS PMG, M. Hammer - USGS PMG, L. Kooker - USGS PMG, N. Kenyon - IOS, T. Crook - WHOI, T. Dettweiler - U.S. Navy, M. Williamson - IDSS, K. Redman - IDSS, N. Lesnikowski - IDSS, J. McDowell - IDSS

Data types and categories

Data category: Sonar, Seismics, Location-Elevation
Data type: Sidescan, Sub Bottom Profiler, Navigation, Transects

Documents: Notes and log books

Cruise report

Name Cruise report
Description Chief Scientists' cruise report including personnel, equipment, objective, cruise narrative, tabulated information, transponder net locations, area maps, sidescan sonar trackmap for first leg F-90-3 (FA 90001) and core locations from second leg F-90-4 (FA 90003).
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/01/90001rpt.pdf
Format PDF
Media type Paper

Navigation log

Name Navigation log
Description Coordinates for transponder navigation in support of SeaMARC and 3.5 kHz surveys and DAFE event log for Leg 1. SeaMARC start and end link coordinates.
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/02/90001nav.pdf
Format PDF
Physical location WHCMSC data library
Media type Paper
Inventory system WHCMSC data library
Inventory number 104750

Sidescan log - Seismic log

Name Sidescan log - Seismic log
Description SeaMarc seismic log with equipment configuration, line numbers and start and end times, course, and speed. Includes information about transponder net.
Equipment SeaMARC sidescan sonar system
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/03/90001sei.pdf
Format PDF
Physical location WHCMSC data library
Media type Paper
Inventory system WHCMSC data library
Inventory number 104738

Event log

Name Event log
Description Menlo Park printout of DAFE event log containing line starts and ends, equipment configuration, and time on and off.
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/04/90001lin.pdf
Format PDF
Media type Paper

Cruise log

Name Cruise log
Description SeaMarc Technician's log with equipment configuration, line numbers and start and end times, navigation and data acquisition notes
Equipment SeaMARC sidescan sonar system
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/05/90001smk.pdf
Format PDF
Physical location WHCMSC data library
Media type Paper
Inventory system WHCMSC data library
Inventory number 104744

Q-Mips log

Name Q-Mips log
Description Q-Mips log containing line numbers, start and end dates and times, and filenames.
Equipment SeaMARC sidescan sonar system
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/06/90001qmp.pdf
Format PDF
Physical location WHCMSC data library
Media type Paper
Inventory system WHCMSC data library
Inventory number 104745

VHS log

Name VHS log
Description VHS tape log containing data acquisition, equipment configuration for subbottom and navigation systems, and acquisition notes.
Equipment 4.5 kHz
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/07/90001vhs.pdf
Format PDF
Physical location WHCMSC data library
Media type Paper
Inventory system WHCMSC data library
Inventory number 104739

Contractor's log

Name Contractor's log
Description Contractor's log describing SeaMarc performance and data acquisition notes.
Equipment SeaMARC sidescan sonar system
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/08/90001sur.pdf
Format PDF
Physical location WHCMSC data library
Media type Paper
Inventory system WHCMSC data library
Inventory number 104746

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
SeaMARC sidescan sonar system
Sidescan
1
1990-001-FA-SO-001(35274)
Description Digital tape(s) of NV, SSS-SEAMARC,
Format DXFMT, QMIPS,
Amount 13
Physical location Digital tape storage section of the WHSC Data Library
SD physical location Data Library
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/tape_detail.php?fa=90001,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=90001,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/01/90001rpt.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/02/90001nav.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/03/90001sei.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/04/90001lin.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/05/90001smk.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/06/90001qmp.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/07/90001vhs.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/08/90001sur.pdf
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? Yes
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

4.5 kHz
Sub Bottom Profiler
4
1990-001-FA-SE-001(28401)
Description Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 4.5K) for lines
Format n/a
Amount 9
Physical location Seismic record storage section of the WHSC Data Library
SD physical location Data Library
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/seis_detail.php?fa=90001,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=90001,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/01/90001rpt.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/02/90001nav.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/03/90001sei.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/04/90001lin.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/05/90001smk.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/06/90001qmp.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/07/90001vhs.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/08/90001sur.pdf
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? Yes
Contact
1990-001-FA-SE-002(35273)
Description VHS digital tapes for line(s) 4, 4, 4, 5,6, 6, 6, 6, 6, TRANSIT,7, 7, 7, 7,8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10-2, 10-3, 10-3, 10-4, 10-4, 10-4, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12,TRNST,13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18,19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19,TRNST,20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21,22, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, TRNST,24, 24,
Amount 80
Physical location VHS Video tape storage section of the WHSC Data Library
SD physical location Data Library
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/videosa_detail.php?fa=90001,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=90001,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/01/90001rpt.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/02/90001nav.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/03/90001sei.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/04/90001lin.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/05/90001smk.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/06/90001qmp.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/07/90001vhs.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/08/90001sur.pdf
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? Yes
Contact
1990-001-FA-SE-003(28393)
Description microfilm of
Amount 1
Physical location microfilm storage section of the WHSC Data Library (Mclean)
SD physical location Data Library
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/mclean_detail.php?fa=90001,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=90001,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/01/90001rpt.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/02/90001nav.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/03/90001sei.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/04/90001lin.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/05/90001smk.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/06/90001qmp.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/07/90001vhs.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/08/90001sur.pdf
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? Yes
Contact
Bathymetry GIS data(22966)
Format ESRI shapefile
Digital location http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1071/htmldocs/catalog.htm
SD digital location http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1071/
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1071/htmldocs/catalog.htm
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2005-1071/atmx_batmeta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Benthos acoustic navigation system
Navigation
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system
Sidescan
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

3.5 kHz
Sub Bottom Profiler
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Loran-C
Navigation
1
1990-001-FA-LN-001-01(33553)
Description Navigation data recovered from 9 track tape
Format text file
Amount 1.1Mb
Digital location https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f390gm/html/f-3-90-gm.nav.html
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=90001,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/01/90001rpt.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/02/90001nav.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/03/90001sei.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/04/90001lin.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/05/90001smk.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/06/90001qmp.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/07/90001vhs.pdf,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1990-001-FA/NL/001/08/90001sur.pdf
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? Yes
Public URL https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f390gm/html/f-3-90-gm.nav.html
Contact
Processor

Description and usage history of this equipment

GPS (wh)
Navigation
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Benthos 7000
Navigation, Transects
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

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