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Summary for Field Activity Number 1987-018-FA

Alternate Leg ID: FRNL 87-5

Area of Operations: Hatteras Canyon, Continental slope and rise, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Blake Plateau, Blake Escarpment, United States EEZ, Northeast Providence Channel, Bahamas, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 09, 1987 to May 28, 1987

Objectives: This cruise was the fifth in a series of five cruises aimed at surveying the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the eastern United States. Permission was granted by the goverment of the Bahamas to extend the survey south into Bahamian waters in order to map prominent geologic features more completely.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea Floor Map
Morphology

Summary: Superb weather conditions and minimum equipment down time combined to make a most successful cruise. About three days were spent surveying gaps in the previous cruises coverage. Of the remaining 14 days, 12 were spent surveying the Blake Plateau and Escarpment within the U.S. EEZ and 2 were used to survey the southern extension of the escarpment into Bahamian waters. The GLORIA system was run well into the Northeast Providence Channel before docking at Nassau. Figure 1 shows the ships tracks for the entire cruise. Preliminary mosaics of the overlapping GLORIA image data were built by hand onboard the ship. A photograph of the southern part of the mosaic, which includes all of the imagery collected in Bahamian waters, is shown in Figure 2. Further corrections and enhancements will be done at the shore facility in Woods Hole where a digital mosaic can be produced. United States Ambassador Hallett held a reception for the Governor General of the Bahamas onboard the FARNELLA at the Nassau dock. The guest list included: <br><br> Governor General, His Excellency Sir Gerald Cash<br>His Excellency the British High Commissioner Mr. Mays<br>Minister of Economic Affairs Alfred Maycock<br>Commodore Leon Smith, Royal Bahamas Defense Force<br>Mr. Francis Garraway, Dept. of Lands & Surveys<br>Mr. Ronald Thompson, Dir., Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Cooperatives<br>Mr. Colyn Higgs, Dep. Dir., Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Cooperatives<br>Mrs. Judy Blair, College of the Bahamas, Natural Science Div.<br>Ms. Joy Chaplin, College of the Bahamas, Natural Science Div.<br>Mr. Peter Key, Government High School<br>Mr. Gary Lawson, Bahamas National Trust<br>Mr. Richard Kench, Ministry of Works<br>Mrs. Camille Cartwright, Ministry of Economic Affairs<br><br>GLORIA sidescan sonar: 6419 km; Airgun: 6419 km; 3.5 kHz: 6419 km; 10 kHz: 6419 km; XBT: 23; Magnetics: 6419 km.

USGS Project Number: GLORIA

Contact: Bill Dillon (bdillon@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier F-5-87-EC. Visit this site for more information.

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Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of FARNELLA
FARNELLA

The following materials for this field activity are available in the Information Archives:

Paper seismic/sidescan bottom profiles:

Inventory #LinesFolderStart TimeEnd TimeProfile TypeRemarks
0426812,12XB,13,13B 00119:40 05/10/198706:18 05/12/1987 3.5K-
0426914,14B,15,15B 00206:16 05/12/198705:03 05/14/1987 3.5K-
0427016,16B,17,17B,* 00305:06 05/14/198712:20 05/15/1987 3.5K- *LINES 18,18B
0427119,19B,20,20B 00412:28 05/15/198701:00 05/17/1987 3.5K-
0427221 00501:07 05/17/198717:16 05/17/1987 3.5K-
0427321B,22,22B,23,* 00616:24 05/17/198709:50 05/19/1987 3.5K- *LINES 23B,24,24B
0427425,25B,26,26B,* 00710:04 05/19/198702:28 05/21/1987 3.5K- *LINES 27,27B,28,28B
0427529,29B,30,30B,* 00802:28 05/21/198707:48 05/22/1987 3.5K- *LINE 31
0427631B,32,32B,33,* 00907:54 05/22/198701:50 05/24/1987 3.5K- *LINES 33B,34,34B,35,35B
0427736,36B,37,38 01001:50 05/24/198710:54 05/25/1987 3.5K-
0427839,39B,40,40B,* 01110:54 05/25/198709:54 05/27/1987 3.5K- *LINES 41,41B,42,43 
0427944,45 01210:02 05/27/198714:01 05/27/1987 3.5K-
0428015,15B,16,16B,* 00119:40 05/10/198722:45 05/14/1987 AIR- FILTER 75/150*LINE 17
0428117B,18,18B,19,* 00222:54 05/14/198700:27 05/19/1987 AIR- FILTER 75/150*LINES 19B,20,20B
0428224,24B,25,39,* 00300:36 05/19/198720:00 05/27/1987 AIR- FILTER 75/150*LINES 39B,40,40B
0428312X,12XB,13,13B 00118:41 05/10/198705:59 05/12/1987 AIR- FILTER 15/75
0428414,14B,15,15B,* 00206:16 05/12/198713:50 05/14/1987 AIR- FILTER 15/160*LINES 16,16B
0428517,17B,18,18B,* 00313:58 05/14/198708:49 05/16/1987 AIR- FILTER 15/160*LINES 19,19B
0428620,20B,21,21B 00408:59 05/16/198717:06 05/17/1987 AIR- FILTER 15/160
0428722,22B,23,23B,* 00517:14 05/17/198719:20 05/19/1987 AIR- FILTER 15/160*LINES 24,24B,25
0428839B,40,40B,41,* 00600:24 05/26/198720:00 05/27/1987 AIR- FILTER 15/160*LINE 41B
0428912X,12XB,13,13B 00117:54 05/10/198706:18 05/12/1987 10K- *LINE 41B
0429014,14B,15,15B,* 00206:16 05/12/198722:45 05/14/1987 10K-
0429117B,18,18B,19,* 00322:57 05/14/198701:00 05/17/1987 10K- *LINES 19B,20,20B
0429221,21B,22,22B,* 00401:03 05/17/198700:27 05/19/1987 10K- *LINES 23,23B
0429324,24B,25,25B,* 00500:27 05/19/198702:28 05/21/1987 10K- *LINES 26,26B,27,27B,28,28B
0429429,29B,30.30B,* 00602:28 05/21/198704:03 05/23/1987 10K- *LINES 31,31B,32,32B,33,33B
0429534,34B,35,35B,* 00704:03 05/23/198700:02 05/25/1987 10K- *LINES 36,36B,37
0429638,39,39B,40,* 00800:02 05/25/198709:54 05/27/1987 10K- *LINES 40B,41,41B,42,43
0429744,45 00909:56 05/27/198720:00 05/27/1987 10K-
0429812X-45 00117:36 05/10/198720:00 05/27/1987 SSS- GLORIA MONITOR

Data and publications on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM:

Inventory ## per setData TypeContentsAuthorYearReport #FormatTitleRemarks
027701/02SSS BTHGLORIA IMAGES19GLORIA EAST COAST DISK A*87004, 87008, 87010, 87015
157001/01SSSGLORIA ATLANTIC GEOTIFFPASKEVICH VF20030604INTERNAL ARCHIVE ARCHIVE GLORIA GEOTIFF IMAGES US EAST COAST, GULF MEXICO, CAYMAN ISLANDS, PUERTO RICO AREAS
157401/01SSSGLORIA US EAST COAST GEOTIFFPASKEVICH VF20030605INTERNAL ARCHIVE ARCHIVE GLORIA GEOTIFF IMAGES US EAST COAST
027802/02SSS BTHGLORIA IMAGES19GLORIA EAST COAST DISK B*87004, 87008, 87010, 87015
016601/01PublicationGLORIA MOSAICS, GEO MAPSTWICHELL, POLLONI, AMBROZIAK, COOK1993DDS-0015CD-ROM ATLAS DEEPWATER US EEZ ATLANTIC, GULF MEXICO, EASTERN CARIBBEAN*82005,85027,85028,85034,85039,87004,87008,87010,
020501/01PublicationFIELD GLORIA NAVTWICHELL D, PASKEVICH V, DELOREY C1998OF98-0619GLORIA SIDESCAN SONAR FIELD DATA NAVIGATION PR 1985 EASTERN US 1987*87-1, 87-2, 87-3, 87-4, 87-5
007901/02SSSGLORIA/MOSAIC 1-10;TIF,*PASKEVICH V1995DIGITAL MOSAICS OF THE GLORIA SIDESCAN SONAR DATA OF THE U.S. ATLANTIC CONTINENTAL MARGIN E.E.Z., 1987*GIF, RAW
008002/02SSSGLORIA/MOSAIC 11-23;TIF,*PASKEVICH V1995DIGITAL MOSAICS OF THE GLORIA SIDESCAN SONAR DATA OF THE U.S. ATLANTIC CONTINENTAL MARGIN E.E.Z., 1987*GIF, RAW
015501/02PublicationGLORIA MOSAICS 1-10PASKEVICH1997OF97-0853DIGITAL MOSAICS GLORIA SIDESCAN SONAR DATA US ATLANTIC EAST COAST5 COPIES
015602/02PublicationGLORIA MOSAICS 11-21PASKEVICH1997OF97-0853DIGITAL MOSAICS GLORIA SIDESCAN SONAR DATA US ATLANTIC EAST COAST5 COPIES
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