USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-027-FA

Other ID: 94-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Nichols

Affiliate Investigator(s): Gerry Shideler - USGS-Denver, CO; Byron Stone - USGS-Hartford, CT

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution seismic survey to determine Quaternary geologic framework in western Lake Erie basin; sidescan survey and grab samples to determine distribution of sand bodies for sediment budget analysis.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1994-06-14

Start Port/Location: Sandusky, OH

End Date: 1994-06-27

End Port/Location: Sandusky, OH

Equipment Used: DGPS, GeoPulse system, Klein 531 sidescan, Grab sampler

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Successfully acquired 74 km sidescan, 104 km seismic data of variable quality, and 20 lake bed samples.

Staff: Barry Irwin, David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Gerry Shideler - Denver
co-Ch. Sci.; Byron Stone - Hartford
co-Ch. Sci.; K. MacKinnon - NAGT student

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols - seismics; Barry Irwin - navigation.

Location:

western Lake Erie, southeastern Michigan, northwestern Ohio, United States, North America;

Boundaries
North: 42.5493 South: 41.17865 West: -83.655 East: -81.0791

Platform(s):

photo of Pike
Pike

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1994-027-FA-LN-002 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV-DGPS ASHTECH, NAV-DGPS, NAV-DGPS EDITTED, NAV ASHTECH PPDIFF, NAV ASHTECH PPDIFF, NAV ASHTECH PPDIFF, NAV ASHTECH PPDIFF, NAV ASHTECH PPDIFF, NAV ASHTECH PPDIFF, )
1994-027-FA-LN-001-01 ( Navigation track chart with line numbers, 5 minute tics, and hourly annotations.)
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology
1994-027-FA-NL-001-02 ( USGS Central Regional geology Laboratory particle size analyses of bottom samples taken along lines 5, 9, 11 and 15, giving weight, grain size, etc.)