USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-028-FA

Other ID: DISC 87-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Investigator(s): Maggie Toscano - MGS; Randy Kerhin - MGS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Purpose of cruise was to continue collecting high-resolution seismic data begun in 1985. Objectives of the project are to determine sedimentary framework and Quaternary history of the Delmarva coast.


Start Date: 1987-07-22

Start Port/Location: Ocean City, MD

End Date: 1987-08-01

End Port/Location: Ocean City, MD

Equipment Used: ORE GeoPulse, Datasonics SST 220 sub-bottom 3.5k, Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 3.5 kHz and GeoPulse data: 468.5 km; gravity cores: 7.

Staff: David Nichols, Ronald C. Circe, Robert Rowland

Affiliate Staff:
Maggie Toscano - co-Ch. Sci.
MGS; Randy Kerhin - co-Ch. Sci. - MGS; Pernomo Kridoharto
visiting scientist
Indonesia; Bam Bang Dwiyanto - visiting scientist

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Ronald Circe - co-Ch. Sci.; Dave Nichols - Marine Seismic Specialist; Ilsa Patton - Physical Science Aid; Robert Rowland - Geologist. Original Submitted By field contained: Ronald Circe and Jeff Williams.


inner shelf, Ocean City, Maryland, south to Virginia, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 39 South: 37 West: -75.5 East: -74.5


photo of Discovery



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Datasonics SST 220 sub-bottom 3.5k --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
1987-028-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1987-028-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of RAW NV, )
1987-028-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 87028)