Alternate Leg ID: FAY 006
Area of Operations: South Texas outer continental shelf, Matagorda Bay, Texas, United States, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: November 15, 1975 to November 21, 1975
Objectives: The general scientific objective of the cruise was to investigate the suspended sediment transport system within the South Texas OCS. Specific objectives consisted of the following: A) obtaining samples of the water column for textural analysis, water chemistry, total mass analysis, trace element analysis, X-ray analysis, and total organic; B) obtaining vertical turbidity-temperature profiles; C) obtaining sea floor photographs; and D) casting drift bottles to measure surface currents.
Type of Activity: Sampling
Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Summary: Vertical turbidity-temperature profiles of the water column at 26 stations; Water column samples (surface, mid-depth, bottom) at 26 stations; Ship track (km): 900; Samples: 78 water samples (3 samples at each station).
USGS Project Number: STEX OCS
Contact: Gerry Shideler ()