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Summary for Field Activity Number 1980-017-FA

Alternate Leg ID: 80-C-1

Area of Operations: Nueces Estuary, Corpus Christi, Texas, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 11, 1980 to July 13, 1980

Objectives: Determine the salient sub-bottom, bathymetric, and surficial features within Nueces Bay and the lower portion of the Nueces River.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: High-resolution, bathymetric, and sidescan data

Summary: 45 km each of high-resolution, bathymetric, and sidescan data was acquired. Due to a combination of unfamiliarity with sediment types and their effect on resolution and instrumentation difficulties, the quality of high-resolution and bathymetric data ranges from poor to acceptable. The sidescan data is excellent.

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Contact: Chuck Stelting ()

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Map of field activity boundary.

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