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Summary Information for Field Activity 1986-024-FA

Area of Operations: Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 22, 1986 to October 25, 1986

Chief scientist: Barry Irwin

   John Gann, USGS-Menlo Park

Objectives: Transit from eastern Caribbean work area to western Caribbean to test new navigation equipment and run one gravity line.

Type of Activity: Navigation system testing;Navigation system testing

Information to be derived: Satellite navigation system test;

Summary: Integration of the Atlantic Marine Geology navigation system with the gravity meter and the new STARFIX commercial satellite navigation system was completed during transit. Results acquired during 6 crossings of the same feature provided excellent results and indicated system was successful.

Contact: Barry Irwin (

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-T-86-CB. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-T-86-CB. Visit this site for more information.

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Folger, David W., Irwin, Barry J., McCullough, James R., Dodd, James E., Bouse, Robin M., Bowin, Carl O., Polloni, Christopher F., Strahle, William J., Gann, John T., and Gilbert, Charles,1990, Map showing free-air gravity anomalies in parts of the western Caribbean Sea: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2097-A, scale 1:1,500,000. (Available as a PDF version)

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