Area of Operations: Destin Dome, West Florida Shelf and Margin, eastern Gulf of Mexico, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: August 06, 1979 to August 21, 1979
Objectives: Collect state-of-the-art multifold seismic reflection data across the West Florida Margin and on the Destin Dome for structural and stratigraphic framework studies and resources assessment of the northern MAFLA OCS.
Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Information to be derived: Morphology
Summary: Data quality is assumed excellent on the basis of near-trace monitor records, galvo-camera records, and observations of reflection returns and noise as displayed on the streamer monitor. Major problems causing delays and breaks-in-line involved mainly mechanical malfunctions such as compressor breakdowns, airgun malfunctions, problems with ship generators, traffic, and acceptable satellite passes. 64-channel (32-fold) CDP seismic reflection data: 17 lines (MAFLA Gulf Mex 1-17), 1284.6 km; 12 kHz fathometer data: 1284.6 km.
USGS Project Number: RA
Contact: Mahlon Ball ()
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