USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-029-FA

Other ID: Holt 86-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Offshore survey using high-resolution geophysical equipment to collaborate with previously collected vibracores. Data will be used to assess area for quality sand to be used as nourishment for Virginia Beach.


Start Date: 1986-11-09

Start Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

End Date: 1986-11-20

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger, GeoPulse uniboom

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Thomas O'Brien, Kenneth E. Parolski, Rob Wertz

Affiliate Staff:
Chris Frye - Grad student

Notes: There were three legs of this cruise: Oct. 7-10 (Leg 1), Nov. 9-20 (Leg 2), and Dec. 8-13 (Leg 3).
Project = Sand Inventory Investigation Offshore Virginia Beach, VA, Sand Inventory Investigation Offshore Virginia Beach, VA


Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 36.8 South: 36.6 West: -76 East: -75.8


photo of Linwood Holton
Linwood Holton



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1986-029-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-BTHY-MINIRANGR, RAW NV, )
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
1986-029-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger --- Navigation
1986-029-FA-LN-001-01 ( Composite trackline map with line numbers for LANGLEY 86-1 (FA 86023), HOLTON 86-1 (FA 86029) and HOLTON 86-2 (FA 86031))
GeoPulse uniboom --- Boomer