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Summary Information for Field Activity 1981-007-FA

Area of Operations: Mississippi continental shelf, Louisiana continental shelf, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 06, 1981 to April 17, 1981

Chief scientist: Arnold Bouma

Objectives: Collect high-resolution seismics, gravity, magnetics, grab samples and current drift bottle data to produce a hazards map and geologic interpretation of the study area.

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Information to be derived: geologic hazards maps

Summary: There were 1500 km of good quality high-resolution seismics and sidescan sonar, 18 grab samples, 40 drift bottle stations, and 75 km of magnetics and gravity.

Contact: Arnold Bouma ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier G-61-81-GM. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier G-61-81-GM. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Kindinger, Jack L., Miller, Ronald J., Stelting, Charles E., and Bouma, Arnold H.,1982, Depositional history of Louisiana-Mississippi outer continental shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-1077, 59 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at

Sanford, Jordan M., Harrison, Arnell S., Wiese, Dana S., and Flocks, James G.,2009, Archive of digitized analog Boomer and Minisparker seismic reflection data collected from the Alabama-Mississippi-Louisiana Shelf during cruises onboard the R/V CARANCAHUA and R/V GYRE, April and July, 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 428, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

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