Field Activity P192SC

Identifier P192SC
Alternate names P-1-92-SC,91-062
Purpose To collect high-resolution seismic-reflection data from the Hueneme and Dume submarine fans.
Description United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Geological Survey of Canada. Chief Scientist: Dave Piper. Geophysical data (GPS, 12khz, Huntec, airgun) of field activity P-1-92-SC in Santa Monica Basin, Southern California from 01/25/1992 to 02/04/1992
Location Southern California
Summary We were able to take advantage of the transit of the Canadian ship Parizeau, from Pacific to Atlantic Geoscience Centres, by using a few extra days en route to survey submarine fans. The goals were to better understand the processes that lead to the formation of sandy submarine fans and the role of sea level changes in their formation. About 850 line km of high-quality Huntec DTS and sleeve-gun reflection profiles were obtained of Hueneme, Mugu and Dume submarine fans, Santa Monica Basin, off southern California. The data showed for the first time the detailed distribution of sand bodies on a modern sandy submarine fan.
Comments Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) - USGS Coop cruise run by GSC. Dates are of data collection, not including transit to and from ports. Analog materials: Original records held at GSC, Normark has a set of copies. Digital files: navigation, bathymetry, seismic (Huntec and sleeve-gun) held by USGS. Staff information imported from InfoBank Dave Piper (GSC) - Chief Scientist Bill Normark (USGS Western Region) - Unspecified
Platform
Parizeau
Length 65 meters; beam 12.2 meters; draft 4.6 meters.
Itinerary
Start Pacific Geoscience Center, Sidney, British Columbia 1992-01-25
End San Diego, California 1992-02-04
Bounds
West -119.3773
East -118.61283
North 34.03483
South 33.59017
Activity Geophysical

Personnel

Organization
Geological Survey of Canada
Organization
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Piper, Dave
Crew members
Normark, Bill
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Ray W Sliter
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Single Beam

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
GPS
Navigation
2
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format(31197)
Format ZIP with ArcInfo E00
Amount .3 Mb
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Public URL https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/arc/nav/p-1-92-sc.zip
Contact
Global positioning system (GPS) data p-1-92-sc.060(31198)
Description Provisional best file
Format text file
Amount .2 Mb
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Public URL https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/nav/p-1-92-sc.060
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

12khz
Single Beam
3
NGDC MGD77 data - bathy(23642)
Format MGD77
Digital location http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/757/data/m77t/p192sc.m77t
SD digital location http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/757/
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Public URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/757/data/m77t/p192sc.m77t
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/spcmsc/DS757_p192sc.xml
Contact
Raw depth (bathymetry) data p-1-92-sc.300(31200)
Format text file
Amount .1 Mb
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Public URL https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/bath/p-1-92-sc.300
Contact
Raw depth (bathymetry) data p-1-92-sc.300_060(31199)
Description Provisional best file
Format text file
Amount .1 Mb
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Public URL https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/bath/p-1-92-sc.300_060
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Huntec
Boomer
2
huntec(34440)
Description data on FAD
Amount 3.73 GB
Digital location FAD; 1992/P-01-92-SC/huntec
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Contact
huntec_i2s(27822)
Description data in FAD
Amount 3.06 GB
Digital location FAD; 1992/P-01-92-SC/huntec_i2s
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

airgun
Air Gun / Water Gun
1
Air gun data(23641)
Format SEGY
Digital location http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/P192SC_a/
SD digital location http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1180/
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/P192SC_a/
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/pcmsc/11.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

airgunmonitor
Air Gun / Water Gun
2
image2segy(27823)
Description data in FAD
Amount 4.31 GB
Digital location FAD; 1992/P-01-92-SC/image2segy
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Contact
sleevegun(27824)
Description data in FAD
Amount 2.59 GB
Digital location FAD; 1992/P-01-92-SC/sleevegun
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity

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