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Summary for Field Activity Number 1975-028-FA

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 ()

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Map of field activity boundary.

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