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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-649-FA

AKA: San Francisco Sand Resources

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas Lorenson, James Conrad

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Antoinette Papesh

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Assessment of Sand Resources offshore San Francisco Bay

Vehicle(s): Dodge Caravan - G41-2395R

Start Port/Location: Alameda, CA

End Port/Location: Alameda, CA

Start Date: 2019-10-11

End Date: 2019-10-18

Equipment Used: Magnetometer, Vibracore, Van Veen, subbottomprofiler, GPS, 512 chirp-source

Information to be Derived: Seismic reflection profiles, sediment grain size, magnetic field intensity

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 35 vibracores; 512 chirp sub bottom profiler and towed magnetic measurements along many short lines totaling 960km

Staff: Antoinette Papesh, Jennifer McKee, Rachel Marcuson, Thomas Lorenson, Daniel Kennedy, Cordell Johnson, James Conrad

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project: BOEM Significant Sand Resource


San Francisco, California, United States, Pacific Ocean

North: 38.01347623 South: 37.49665234 West: -122.87083994 East: -122.39324246


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
subbottomprofiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
512 chirp-source --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Vibracore --- Geology
Van Veen --- Biology
GPS --- Navigation
Magnetometer --- Magnetics

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