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ID L-5-82-SP
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Ministry of Lands, Survey, and Natural Resources of the Kingdom of Tonga. Chief Scientists: Dave Scholl, Tun Maung. Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, airgun, gravity, uniboom, magnetics, sonobuoy, airgunmonitor, courserecorder, bathgravnav, dopplersonar, integratednavigation, LoranC, transitsatellite, bathnav, gravitycore, chaindredge, 24channel) of field activity L-5-82-SP in Tonga Ridge, Southern Pacific from 03/28/1982 to 04/25/1982
Organization United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Ministry of Lands, Survey, and Natural Resources of the Kingdom of Tonga
Chief Scientist Dave Scholl
Tun Maung
Activity Type Geophysical
Platform Samuel Phillips Lee
Area of Operation Tonga Ridge, Southern Pacific, South Pacific Ocean
Bounding Coordinates
-14.43070
168.41679    -170.74139
-23.47230
Ports leave Pago Pago, American Samoa
arrive Tongatapu, Tonga
leave Tongatapu, Tonga
arrive Suva, Fiji
leave Suva, Fiji
arrive Port Vila, Vanuatu
Dates 03/28/1982 (JD 087) to 04/25/1982 (JD 115)
Analog Materials list
Crew
Aaron Dunwald Chief Engineer, USGS
Andy Stevenson Geologist, USGS
Barbara Seekins Navigator, USGS
Bob Rowland Geologist, USGS
Chris Gutmacher Geologist, USGS
Dave Falvey Geophysicist, U Sydney Au
Dave Melendrez Chief Mate
Dave Scholl Chief Scientist, USGS
Dennis Mann Geophysicist, USGS
Don Tiffin Geologist, CCOP/SOPAC
Donna Blackman Navigator, USGS
Gary Greene Geologist, USGS
George Asuncion Electronics Technician, USGS
Graig McHendrie Navigator, USGS
Greg Lewis Geologist, USGS
Guy Cochrane Geologist, USGS
Hal Williams Mechanical Technician, USGS
Jacques Daniel Geophysicist, N Caledon
Jeff Rupert Mechanical Technician, USGS
Jon Childs Geophysicist, USGS
Kaye Kinoshita Navigator, USGS
Larry Kooker Electronics Technician, USGS
Mark Sandstrom Geologist, Australi
Neville Exon Geologist, BMR
Rick Herzer Geologist, New Zealand
Roy Fields Electronics Technician, USGS
Sione Soakai Watchstander, Tonga
Tracy Vallier Geologist, USGS
Tun Maung Chief Scientist, CCOP/SOPAC
Vern Pilgrim Ship Captain
Equipment Used
3dot5khz
12khz
airgun
gravity
uniboom
magnetics
sonobuoy
airgunmonitor
courserecorder
bathgravnav
dopplersonar
integratednavigation
LoranC
transitsatellite
bathnav
gravitycore
chaindredge
24channel
Purpose
Geology and offshore resources of the Tonga region.
Information to be Derived
Seismic reflection profiles, bathymetry.
Summary
2,324 km of 24-channel seismic reflection profiles across the
Lau Basin, Tonga Ridge, and Tonga Trench.
Notes
Australia-New Zealand-United States Tripartite Agreement of 1982
NGDC Overview
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DATA COLLECTION OVERVIEW  (use NGDC GEODAS CD to retrieve data)

MCG Data Collection ID ---         L582SP
Institution Data Collection ID --- L582SP
NGDC ID ---                        06050079
Funding ---                        (unspecified)
Project, Cruise & Leg ---          Tun Maung
Study region ---                   -14.00000,-24.00000,+168.00000,-170.00000
Chief Scientist(s) ---             Dave Scholl
Name of vessel ---                 Lee (surface ship)
Date field data collection started --- 03/28/82     LV PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN S
Date field data collection ended ---   04/25/82     AR PORT VILA, VANUATU
Parameters surveyed ---
   Bathymetry:                     surveyed, contained in data file
   Magnetics:                      surveyed, contained in data file
   Gravity:                        surveyed, contained in data file
   High-resolution seismics:       (unspecified)
   Deep penetration seismics:      (unspecified)
Format --- 

(I1,A8,F5.2,4I2,F5.3,F8.5,F9.5,I1,F6.4,F6.1,I2,i1,3F6.1,I1,F5.1,F6.0,F7.1,F6.1,F5.1,A8,4I1)
Date of data input to NGDC ---     06/24/87
Contributing institution ---       USGS Branch of Pacific Marine Geology
Country ---                        United States

Navigation instrumentation ---     (unspecified)
Position determination method ---  (unspecified)

Bathymetry instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of bathymetric data ---  (unspecified)
General rate of bathymetry in file ---    1.4 minutes
General collection rate of bathymetry --- (unspecified)
Assumed sound velocity ---                (unspecified)
Bathymetric datum code ---                No correction applied (sea level)
Bathmetry interpolation scheme ---        (unspecified)

Magnetics instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of magnetics data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of magnetics in file ---    1.3 minutes
General collection rate of magnetics --- (unspecified)
Magnetic sensor tow distance ---         (unspecified)
Magnetic sensor depth ---                (unspecified)
Two sensor horizontal separation ---     (unspecified)
Residual magnetics reference field ---   (unspecified)
Method of applying residual field ---    (unspecified)

Gravity instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of gravity data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of gravity in file ---    1.4 minutes
General collection rate of gravity --- (unspecified)
Theoretical gravity formula ---        (unspecified)
Reference system ---                   (unspecified)
Corrections applied ---                (unspecified)
Starting land tie ---                  (unspecified)
Ending land tie   ---                  (unspecified)

Seismic instrumentation --- (unspecified)
Formats of seismic data --- (unspecified)
Publications
Scholl, D.W., U Maung, Tun, Vallier, T.V., Childs, J., Stevenson, A.J., Exon, 
N.F., Herzer, R.H.,
Sandstrom, M.W., and Soaki, S., 1982, Preliminary results of geophysical and 
geological studies
to assess resource potential and geologic evolution of central Tonga Ridge and 
summit platform
(21-24 degrees latitude), in Circum-Pacific energy and mineral resources 
conference: American
Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 66, no. 7, p. 983. 

Greene, H.G., and Wong, F.L., 1983, Hydrocarbon resource studies in the Southwest Pacific: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-0293, 27 p.

Maung, T.U., Exon, Neville F., Sandstrom, M.W., Herzer, R., Stevenson, Andrew J., Childs, J.R., Scholl, David W., and Vallier, Tracy L., 1982, Tonga Ridge; initial results of new geologic and geophysical studies, in American Geophysical Union 1982 fall meeting: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 63, no. 45, p. 1121.

Wong, Florence L., and Greene, H. Gary, 1984, Hydrocarbon- and mineral-resource investigations in the Southwest Pacific, in Clarke, Samuel H., ed., U.S. Geological Survey highlights in marine research: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 0938, p. 37-48.

Stevenson, Andrew J., and Childs, Jonathan R., 1985, Single channel seismic and geopotential data collection and processing, in Scholl, David W., and Vallier, Tracy L., eds., Geology and offshore resources of Pacific island arcs; Tonga region: Houston, TX, Circum-Pacific Council Energy and Mineral Resources.

Childs, Jonathan R., 1985, Acoustic properties of sediment on the southern Tonga Platform as determined from seismic sonobuoy studies, in Scholl, David W., and Vallier, Tracy L., eds., Geology and offshore resources of Pacific island arcs; Tonga region: Houston, TX, Circum-Pacific Council Energy and Mineral Resources.

Mann, Dennis M., 1985, Multichannel profiles collected in 1982 in the Tonga region of the South Pacific, in Scholl, David W., and Vallier, Tracy L., eds., Geology and offshore resources of Pacific island arcs; Tonga region: Houston, TX, Circum-Pacific Council Energy and Mineral Resources.

Koski, Randolph A., Hein, James R., Bouse, Robin M., and Sliney, Rosemary E., 1985, Composition and origin of ferromanganese crusts from Tonga Platform, Southwest Pacific, in Scholl, David W., and Vallier, Tracy L., eds., Geology and offshore resources of Pacific island arcs; Tonga region: Houston, TX, Circum-Pacific Council Energy and Mineral Resources.

Cole, Jeffrey E., and Mann, Dennis M., 1985, Velocity analyses of near seafloor strata based on multichannel seismic data from the Tonga Platform, in Scholl, David W., and Vallier, Tracy L., eds., Geology and offshore resources of Pacific island arcs; Tonga region: Houston, TX, Circum-Pacific Council Energy and Mineral Resources.

Mann, Dennis M., Scholl, David W., and Sliter, Ray W., 1986, Multichannel seismic-reflection data collected in 1982 in the Tonga region of the South Pacific Ocean: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-0457, 4 p., 2 sheets.

Bruns, T.R., Cooper, A.K., Mann, D.M., and Vedder, John G., 1986, Seismic stratigraphy and structure of sedimentary basins in the Solomon Islands region, in Vedder, John G., Pound, K.S., and Boundy, S.Q., eds., Geology and offshore resources of Pacific island arcs; central and western Solomon Islands: Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, Earth Science Series, v. 4, p. 177-214.

Wong, Florence L., Richmond, B.A., Greene, H.G., Dingler, John R., Hein, James R., Kvenvolden, Keith A., Marlow, M.S., Morton, Janet L., Rubin, D.M., Scholl, D.W., and Vedder, J.G., 1991, SOPAC; a decade of research on mineral and hydrocarbon resources in the South Pacific, in Good, Elizabeth E., Slack, John F, and Kotra, Rama K., eds., USGS research on mineral resources, 1991; program and abstracts: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1062, p. 78-79.

Greene, H. Gary., Scholl, David W., Vedder, John G., and Wong, Florence L., 1988, Oil and gas potential of island arcs in the Southwest Pacific; a new frontier, in Wagner, Holly C., Wagner, Leslie C., Wang, Frank F.H., and Wong, Florence L., eds., Petroleum resources of China and related subject: Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, Earth Science Series, v. 10, p. 671-691.

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/fliers/87-MGG-10
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Type Webpage KMZ Arc         Metadata        
Bathymetry data bath    
Gravity data 072.grav
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Magnetics data mag    
Metadata data     txt  data  FAQ  xml
Navigation data nav    
Samples data samp    
Seismic data seis    
Times   072.times    

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