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ID S-2A-79-SC
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Chief Scientist: Gary Greene. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, Digitrack, gravity, uniboom, airgun, sonobuoy, sparker, magnetics, sidescansonar, integratednavigation, LoranC, miniranger, transitsatellite, bathmagnav, expendablebatthermograph, radar, minisparker, uniboomminisparker) of field activity S-2A-79-SC in Southern California from 04/07/1979 to 04/17/1979
Organization United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Chief Scientist Gary Greene
Activity Type Geological and Geophysical
Platform Sea Sounder
Area of Operation Southern California
Bounding Coordinates
-119.01661    -117.23372
Ports leave San Diego, CA
arrive Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Dates 04/07/1979 (JD 097) to 04/17/1979 (JD 107)
Analog Materials list
Information Specialist
Cheryl Price
Kim Bailey Geologist
Mike Boyle Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region
Alexis Budai Geologist, Scripps
Margaret Goud Navigator
Gary Greene Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Tom Hanley Electronics Technician, EG&G
Richard Heagney Ship Captain
Harry Hill Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region
Carol Hirozawa Navigator, USGS Western Region
Robert Ingersoll Chief Engineer
Mike Kennedy Geologist, Scripps
Doug MacPherson Chief Mate
Carol Madison Geologist, USGS Western Region
Pat McCrory Navigator, USGS Western Region
Cheryl Price Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region
Woody Sutherland Geologist, Scripps
Terry Wanous Electronics Technician, EG&G
Mike White Geologist
Bob Wilson Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region
Equipment Used
Information to be Derived
Seismic reflection profiles, gravity, bathymetry, side scan images,
NGDC Overview
! Converted to time format with year at start.

MCG Data Collection ID ---         S2A79SC
Institution Data Collection ID --- S2A79SC
NGDC ID ---                        06110031
Funding ---                        (unspecified)
Project, Cruise & Leg ---          S2a79SC
Study region ---                   +34.00000,+32.00000,-120.00000,-117.00000
Chief Scientist(s) ---             Gary Greene
Name of vessel ---                 Sea Sounder (surface ship)
Date field data collection started --- 04/07/79     LV  SAN DIEGO, CA
Date field data collection ended ---   04/17/79     AR AVALON, CATALINA IS
Parameters surveyed ---
   Bathymetry:                     (unspecified)
   Magnetics:                      surveyed, contained in data file
   Gravity:                        surveyed, contained in data file
   High-resolution seismics:       (unspecified)
   Deep penetration seismics:      (unspecified)
Format --- 

Date of data input to NGDC ---     06/09/87
Contributing institution ---       USGS Branch of Pacific Marine Geology
Country ---                        United States

Navigation instrumentation ---     SATELLITE NAVIGATION MINIRANGER RADAR-BR
Position determination method ---  IDGE INTEGRATED NAV. SYSTEM

Bathymetry instrumentation ---            12 KHZ BATHYMETRY 3.5 KHZ BATHYMETRY
Additional forms of bathymetric data ---  (unspecified)
General rate of bathymetry in file ---    (unspecified)
General collection rate of bathymetry --- (unspecified)
Assumed sound velocity ---                (unspecified)
Bathymetric datum code ---                No correction applied (sea level)
Bathmetry interpolation scheme ---        (unspecified)

Magnetics instrumentation ---            MAGNETOMETER
Additional forms of magnetics data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of magnetics in file ---    1.1 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 ---    1.2 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 --- 160 KJ SPARKER SYSTEM
Formats of seismic data --- (unspecified)
McCrory, P.A., 1993, Isopach map showing Quaternary deposits in the Gulf of 
Catalina area, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies
Map MF-2212, 2 sheets.

Wolf, Stephen C., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 2004, Geologic and bathymetric reconnaissance overview of the San Pedro Shelf region, Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1049, 7 sheets, scales range from 1:43,000 to 1:174,000 []
Got Help? For S-2A-79-SC, we would appreciate any information on -- contract, days at sea, dive count, funding, kms of navigation, national plan, notes, owner, project, project number, purpose, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, summary, tabulated info.
Type Webpage KMZ Arc         Metadata        
Bathymetry data      
Gravity data grav    
Imagery data      
Magnetics data imag
Metadata data     txt  data  FAQ  xml
Sensors data      
Navigation data nav    
Seismic data      
Times   050.times    

S-2A-79-SC location map of where navigation 

equipment operated
S-2A-79-SC location map of where navigation 

equipment operated

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