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Summary Information for Field Activity 1978-029-FA

Area of Operations: Key Largo, Florida Keys, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 18, 1978 to September 25, 1978

Chief scientist: Jim Booth

Objectives: Determine the bearing capacity of calcarenites in various environments and under differing energy regimes; measure current velocities for analysis of sediment scour susceptibility.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary: Samples: 21.

Contact: Jim Booth (

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-1-78-GM. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Booth, James S., Farrow, Richard A., Wiley, George N., and Circe, Ronald C.,1982, Determination and analysis of bearing capacity of calcarenites off the Florida Keys: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 82-309, 17 p.. (Also available at

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