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Summary Information for Field Activity 1979-022-FA

Area of Operations: Destin Dome, West Florida Shelf and Margin, eastern Gulf of Mexico, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 06, 1979 to August 21, 1979

Chief scientist: Mahlon Ball

Objectives: Collect state-of-the-art multifold seismic reflection data across the West Florida Margin and on the Destin Dome for structural and stratigraphic framework studies and resources assessment of the northern MAFLA OCS.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Morphology;

Summary: Data quality is assumed excellent on the basis of near-trace monitor records, galvo-camera records, and observations of reflection returns and noise as displayed on the streamer monitor. Major problems causing delays and breaks-in-line involved mainly mechanical malfunctions such as compressor breakdowns, airgun malfunctions, problems with ship generators, traffic, and acceptable satellite passes. 64-channel (32-fold) CDP seismic reflection data: 17 lines (MAFLA Gulf Mex 1-17), 1284.6 km; 12 kHz fathometer data: 1284.6 km.

Contact: Mahlon Ball ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier E-1-79-FL. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Ball, M. M., Martin, R. G., Foote, R. Q., and Applegate, A. V.,1988, Structure and stratigraphy of the western Florida shelf; Part I, Multichannel reflection seismic data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-439, 60 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at

Ball, M. M., and Soderberg, N. K.,1989, Multichannel seismic-reflection profiles collected in 1979 aboard M/V SEISMIC EXPLORER on the western Florida Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-157, 3 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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