Alternate Leg ID: 84-1
Area of Operations: Enewetak Atoll, Enewetok, Marshall Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI), North Pacific
Dates: June 10, 1984 to July 08, 1984
Objectives: Geologic investigations of two nuclear craters.
Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping
Information to be derived:
Summary: This operation was the first of several phases of investigation of two nuclear test craters, OAK and KOA, in the northern part of Enewetak atoll. Data were acquired in parallel-line grids having nominal line spacings of 26 km (85 ft) for bathymetry, and 76 m (250 ft) for sidescan sonar and sub-bottom (Huntec boomer) profiles. Tie-line data were also acquired. Additional bathymetric data were acquired by small boat. The ship was operated only during daylight hours because hazards from shallow-water and proximity to the reef required maximum visibility. A mosaic of the sidescan sonar images was constructed from the field data during the operation. A tide gauge was deployed in each of the craters for bathymetric corrections although only the KOA gauge appears to have operated successfully. Bathymetry data: 350 km; Sidescan sonar data: 210 km; Sub-bottom profiler (Huntec) data: 115 km.
USGS Project Number: PEACE
Contact: Jim Robb (email@example.com)
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