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Summary Information for Field Activity 1985-005-FA

Area of Operations: U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: March 14, 1985 to March 28, 1985

Chief scientist: Kathy Scanlon

   Nelson Espinell, USGS-San Juan, Puerto Rico

Objectives: Collect high-resolution single-channel seismic reflection data near Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This endeavor was secondary to the collection of gravity data by the USGS-Menlo Park personnel for the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA). This report covers the seismic reflection aspects of the cruise.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Gravity data collection;Gravity data collection

Information to be derived: Seismic reflection data
Gravity data collection

Summary: Seismic reflection data gathered: Lines 35A, 35A-TRANS, 32, 32A-TRANS, 33, 33A-TRANS, 34, 34A-TRANS, 30, 52, 26, 26A-TRANS, 29, 28, 28A-TRANS, 28B, 28-WEST, 27, 27A-TRANS, 55, 53, 54B, 54A-TRANS, 16, 45, 45A-TRANS, 3, 3A-TRANS, 4, 4A-TRANS, 42, 42A-TRANS, 8, 8A-TRANS, 7, 6, 5, 5A-TRANS, 9, 9A-TRANS, 10/11, 10A, 12/13, 13A, 13A/B-TRANS, 14C, 14A-TRANS, 14B-TRANS, and 50.

Contact: Kathy Scanlon (

InfoBank: uses the identifier P-1-85-VI. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier P-3-85-CB. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Edgar, N.T., and Scanlon, K.M.,1987, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles collected aboard R/V POWELL, Cruises P-2-85, P-3-85, P-4-85 in the nearshore waters around Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-147, 3 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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