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Summary Information for Field Activity 1997-006-FA

Area of Operations: offshore Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 05, 1997 to April 25, 1997

Chief scientist: Dave Twichell

   Hans Nelson - PMG

Objectives: A turbidity current pathway on the Louisiana slope was to be mapped with SIS-7000, seismic profiles, and piston cores to understand sand deposit formation. The study area was between 26 and 27.5 deg. N and 91 and 92 deg. W in water depths ranging from 800-2,800 m.

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Contact: Dave Twichell (

InfoBank: uses the identifier G-6-97-LA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Nealon, Jeffrey W., Dillon, William P., and Twichell, David,1999, Seismic reflection results from the GYRE 1997 cruise of the Bryant Canyon on the Louisiana Gulf Coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-449, 3 CD-ROMs. (Also available at

Twichell, David C., Cross, VeeAnn A., Paskevich, Valerie F., Hutchinson, Deborah R., Winters, William J., and Hart, Patrick E.,2007, GIS of selected geophysical and core data in the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope collected by the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1071, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

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