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Summary Information for Field Activity 1985-039-FA

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

Dates: November 04, 1985 to December 03, 1985

Chief scientist: Kathy Scanlon

   Doug Masson - IOS

Objectives: The purpose of this cruise was to map the entire ocean floor of the EEZ of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea Floor Mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map;

Summary: The GLORIA sidescan sonar data are of excellent quality and complete coverage of the EEZ area was obtained. No down-time was experienced by GLORIA. The airgun, 10 kHz echo sounder and magnetic data are also of high quality with only a few hours of airgun data lost because of technical problems. The 3.5 kHz echo sounder records vary in quality from good to very noisy. This cruise was made scientifically successful and most enjoyable by the cooperation and competence of the ship's officers and crew and our multinational scientific staff.

Contact: Kathy Scanlon (kscanlon@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier F-4-85-PR. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/~nancy/tracks/85track/frnl85-4.gif

Platform Info:
photo of FARNELLA
FARNELLA

Publications resulting from these data

Twichell, D.C., Paskevich, V., Delorey, C.,,1998, GLORIA sidescan-sonar field data and navigation data collected off Puerto Rico in 1985 and the eastern United States in 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-619, CD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of98-619/)

Scanlon, Kathryn M.,1986, Magnetic and bathymetric data from R/V FARNELLA Cruise FRNL 85-4 in the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Exclusive Economic Zone: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-399, 3 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr86399)

Scanlon, Kathryn M.,1989, Seismic-reflection and echo-sounder data from R/V FARNELLA Cruise FRNL85-4 in the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Exclusive Economic Zone: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-38, 4 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr9038)


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