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Summary Information for Field Activity 1979-001-FA

Area of Operations: Puerto Rican shelf including Luquillo, Escollo de Arenas, Cobo Rojo, Mayaguez, and Aguadilla-Isabela, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: February 05, 1979 to February 14, 1979

Chief scientist: Jim Trumbull

Objectives: Luquillo area - determine suitability of method and map potential sand deposit. Escollo de Arenas - collect sand samples, determine suitability of method and map potential sand deposit. Cabo Rojo area - collect sand and surficial samples in potential sand deposit area, to evaluate both method and sand deposit. Mayaguez area - complete bathymetry of Mayaguez-Boqueron area w/echo sounding. Aguadilla-Isabela area - collect surface samples and two profiles to supplement previous coverage and determine shallow structure of area being geologically mapped.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Sea floor map;

Summary: Luquillo area - 448 km of 12 kHz echo sounding on upper slope to map canyons; 42 km of Uniboom lines.

Contact: Jim Trumbull ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier J-2-79-PR. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Shideler, Gerald L.,1980, Maps showing composition of surficial sediments on the insular shelf of southwestern Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1258, 1 sheet. (Available as a PDF version)

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