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Summary for Field Activity Number 1978-006-FA

Alternate Leg ID: CORPUS 55/61

Area of Operations: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: February 16, 1978 to February 25, 1978

Objectives: Map the extent and thickness of the recent aggregate in selected locations as a prelude to selecting coring locations.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map

Summary: The data obtained was only fair to good because of the sea state. However, the data is sufficient to obtain the information needed to accomplish the mission. 2.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler: 240 km; Sidescan sonar: 160 km.

USGS Project Number: VI CO-OP

Contact: Chuck Holmes ()

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of SARIMA
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