USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-036-FA

Other ID: Whaler 90-01

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David W. Folger

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Ground Penetrating Radar, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Assess the application of Ground Penetrating Radar to measure the thickness of the sand wedge along the Illinois and Indiana shorelines.


Start Date: 1990-09-11

Start Port/Location: Great Lakes, IL

End Date: 1990-09-13

End Port/Location: Great Lakes, IL

Equipment Used: Ground penetrating radar, Theodolites

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Repeated transects about 900 m long were run with radars of different frequencies off Great Lakes, and one transect with one frequency was run off Waukegan. In both areas, the thickness of sand had been measured previously by jetting.

Staff: David Foster, David W. Folger

Affiliate Staff:
G. Olhoeft
scientist; J. Lucius
scientist; F. Pranschke
scientist; M. Chrzastowski

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Folger, scientist; G. Olhoeft, scientist; D. Dave Foster, scientist; J. Lucius, scientist; F. Pranschke, scientist; M. Chrzastowski, scientist.
Project = Southern Lake Michigan Erosion Study, Southern Lake Michigan Erosion Study


Southern Lake Michigan, Great Lakes, Illinois, United States, North America;

North: 42.4 South: 42.25 West: -87.85 East: -87.75


photo of Whaler



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ground penetrating radar --- Ground Penetrating Radar
Theodolites --- Navigation