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Summary Information for Field Activity 1991-009-FA

Area of Operations: off Playa de Luquillo, northern insular shelf of Puerto Rico (east of San Juan), Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 17, 1991 to May 01, 1991

Chief scientist: Bill Schwab

Objectives: Conduct a high-resolution mapping investigation of a segment of insular shelf from the shoreface to the shelf-break. These will be day trips out of Luquillo with shore support party.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map;


Contact: Bill Schwab (

InfoBank: uses the identifier J-1-91-PR. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Schwab, W.C., Rodriguez, R.W., Danforth, W.W., Gowen, M.H., Thieler, E.R., and O'Brien, T.F.,1996, High-resolution marine geologic maps showing sediment distribution on the insular shelf off Luquillo, Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2276, 16 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:12,500. (Also available at http://pubs/publication/mf2276)

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