USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-042-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

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Data Type(s): Seismics: Sparker

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a sub-bottom survey of the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay, Virginia.


Start Date: 1977-06-13

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End Date: 1977-06-17

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Equipment Used: Sparker system, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Seismic sub-bottom profiles collected for mouth and lower Rappahannock River (Lines 1-12) and parts of Chesapeake Bay (Lines 1-4), Virginia.


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Notes: No cruise report found; information taken from seismic profiles. Original Submitted By field contained: A. Orton for Nancy Soderberg.


Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States, North America;

North: 38.5 South: 37 West: -75.5 East: -77


photo of Rappahannock


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker system --- Sparker
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1977-042-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( MSP) for lines )