Field Activity 1987-301-FA

Identifier 1987-301-FA
Alternate names Acadiana 87-2
Purpose To collect geophysical and sedimentological data in the northern Gulf of Mexico, including shallow subsurface data in the form of high-resolution seismic-reflection profiles (HRSP).
Location Northern Gulf of Mexico
Summary Collected approximately 1506.145 line-kilometers of analog seismic data.
Info derived Sub-bottom profile images
Comments The Acadiana 87-2 geophysical cruise included seismic data collected in the northern Gulf of Mexico, Chandeleur Sound, and Mississippi Sound from June 15-26, 1987. Data collection and processing methods are described in USGS Data Series 1047.
Length 58 feet
Start St.Petersburg, FL 1987-06-15
End St.Petersburg, FL 1987-06-26
West -89.81872559
East -88.10070801
North 30.36147072
South 28.99494472


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Jack L KindingerJames G Flocks
Crew members
Jack L Kindinger
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Arnell S Forde
Specialist, Information
Stephen T Bosse
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics
Data type: Navigation, Boomer

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
GPS Navigation 2
ORE Geopulse Boomer, Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
Benthos Mesh Hydrophones with Triton Elics SBLogger Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Bubble Gun, Sparker 2


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
CruiseTracklines_A87-2 GPS Cruise trackline location shapefile Stephen T Bosse
Navigation_A87-2 GPS Long range navigation (LORAN) system geographic position data (.txt). Stephen T Bosse
Profileswithheaders_A87-2 Benthos Mesh Hydrophones with Triton Elics SBLogger Printable seismic profiles with headers Stephen T Bosse
SEGY_A87-2 Benthos Mesh Hydrophones with Triton Elics SBLogger Digitally-converted seismic profiles, in SEG-Y format (.seg). Stephen T Bosse


Samples collected during this field activity