USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-021-FA

Other ID: NPTN 91-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James S. Booth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect in situ data on sand density, statigraphy and penetration resistance of lake floor, and photograph lake floor (SCUBA divers); collect grab samples in nearshore zone; field test new In-Situ Cone Penetrometer system.


Start Date: 1991-07-11

Start Port/Location: Waukegan Harbor, IL

End Date: 1991-07-18

End Port/Location: Waukegan Harbor, IL

Equipment Used: Water sampler, Miniature Standard Penetrometer, Push corer (wh), Nikonos camera, Grab sampler - Shipek, Corer - gravity, In-situ Cone Penetrometer, Loran-C, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Gregory Miller, William Winters, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
USGS Reston: Ron Circe
Nicole Moser

Project = Southern Lake Michigan, Southern Lake Michigan


nearshore zone off Illinois Beach State Park, southern Lake Michigan, Illinois, Great Lakes, United States, North America;

North: 42.5 South: 42.4 West: -87.85 East: -87.7




Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Miniature Standard Penetrometer ---
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
1991-021-FA-SC-001 ( CORE, GRAB samples)
Nikonos camera --- Photo
Grab sampler - Shipek --- Geology
Corer - gravity --- Geology
In-situ Cone Penetrometer ---
Loran-C --- Navigation
GPS (wh) --- Navigation