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Summary Information for Field Activity 1988-002-FA

Area of Operations: Puerto Rico Trench, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: March 25, 1988 to April 04, 1988

Chief scientist: Bill Schwab

Objectives: 1. Image area of suspected slope failure using SeaMARC 1B sidescan sonar system. 2. Image the heads of a series of submarine canyons at the north Puerto Rico shelfbreak using the Klein 100 kHz sidescan sonar system.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map;

Summary: Cruise terminated early due to loss of SeaMARC 1B on March 29, 1988, and Klein 100 kHz sidescan sonar towfish and cable on April 3, 1988. Data acquired: SeaMARC 1B Sidescan Sonar: 95 km; Klein 100 kHz Sidescan Sonar: 50 km; 12 kHz Bathymetry: 700 km.

Contact: Bill Danforth (bdanforth@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-2-88-PR. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-2-88-PR. Visit this site for more information.

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