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ID P-1-66-WO
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Gene Rusnak. Geological and Geophysical data (sparker, magnetics, bathymetry, radar) of field activity P-1-66-WO in Inshore Continental Shelf Off Oregon from 08/22/1966 to 09/28/1966
Organization United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Chief Scientist Gene Rusnak
Activity Type Geological and Geophysical
Platform Polaris I
Area of Operation Inshore Continental Shelf Off Oregon, Washington-Oregon
Bounding Coordinates
-131.25000    -122.25000
Ports 3456789012345678901234567890
leave Redwood City, CA
arrive Ft. Bragg, CA
leave Ft. Bragg, CA
arrive Newport, OR
leave Newport, OR
arrive Newport, OR
leave Newport, OR
arrive Astoria, OR
leave Astoria, OR
arrive Newport, OR
leave Newport, OR
arrive Coos Bay, OR
leave Coos Bay, OR
arrive Charleston, OR
leave Charleston, OR
arrive Charleston, OR
leave Charleston, OR
arrive Charleston, OR
leave Charleston, OR
arrive Charleston, OR
leave Charleston, OR
arrive Port Orford, OR
leave Port Orford, OR
arrive Redwood City, CA
Dates 08/22/1966 (JD 234) to 09/28/1966 (JD 271)
Analog Materials list
Gene Rusnak Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Jerry Joslin Captain, Polaris
R. Stacey Captain, Polaris
E. Magalhaes Engineer, Polaris
B. Ladd Electronic Technician, Polaris
C. Winegard Geologist, USGS Western Region
P. Lyons Electonic Technician, Polaris
W. Black Crew, Polaris
W. Glen Cook, Polaris
Equipment Used
A. Collect geological information on types and sources of sediment deposited
on the inshore continental shelf off Oregon in connection with the exploration
for heavy metals.
B. Obtain sparker and airgun sub-bottom profiles in selected areas.
C. Obtain grab samples from selected stations.
D. Collect bathymetric data in areas of interest.
Information to be Derived
Seismic reflection profiles, bathymetry.

Sparker tracks were run using two electrode cages, arcing in unison,
and separated by a distance of 30 feet. Small depressers attached to the
cages were, in the course of the cruise, added to keep the electrodes in
the water (approximately 15 feet) at higher speeds (up to 10k). The
sparker tracks were conducted at varying speeds throughout the cruise
depending on the nature of the bottom and the performance of equipment.

A total of 92 samples were obtained with a shipek grab sampler in the
course of this cruise.

Bathymetric records were made concurrent with all sparker tracks.

The magnetometer proved unreliable on all tests and its use was subsequently

Position fixes were obtained primarily with the Decca, Model TM629, radar.

About 1800 nautical miles were covered in the course of the cruise.
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