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Summary Information for Field Activity 1981-008-FA

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

Dates: April 18, 1981 to April 28, 1981

Chief scientist: Jack Kindinger
Ron Miller

Objectives: Collect high-resolution seismics to produce a hazard map and geologic interpretation of study area.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary: There were 1500 km of good quality high-resolution seismics and sidescan sonar, 46 grab samples, 40 drift bottle stations, and 75 km of magnetics and gravity.

Contact: Jack Kindinger (
Ron Miller ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier G-62-81-GM. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier G-62-81-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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