USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-012-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Foster

Affiliate Investigator(s): Bill Banks - WRD MD

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sub-bottom profiling for sediment thickness (to 50 cm resolution if possible); lithology.


Start Date: 1998-04-06

Start Port/Location: Loch Raven Reservoir, MD

End Date: 1998-04-17

End Port/Location: Loch Raven Reservior, MD

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, Boomer, Innerspace Technology 25-element hydrophone, Elics Data Acquisition System, ARGO, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Field Records: 3.5 kHz, Boomer, and Odom paper records (Banks, WRD); Processed paper records of 3.5 kHz and Boomer: (Banks, WRD; Kerhin, MGS); Digital SEG-Y format (2 CD-ROM set) (USGS-WHFC; Banks, WRD; Kerhin, MGS).

Staff: David Foster, David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Bill Banks - WRD MD; Randy Kerhin - MGS

Notes: Project = Loch Raven Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir


Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, North America;

North: 39.5 South: 39.4 West: -76.6 East: -76.5


Loch Raven Reservoir

Rogue Wave



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1998-012-FA-SE-001 ( CD ROM disk of 3.5,NAV,TRACK 1-100, BOOMER,NAV 101-173, )
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
Boomer --- Boomer
Innerspace Technology 25-element hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
1998-012-FA-SE-002 ( CD ROM disk of 3.5,NAV,TRACK 1-100, BOOMER,NAV 101-173, )
Elics Data Acquisition System --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
ARGO --- Photo
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1998-012-FA-LN-001 ( CD ROM disk of 3.5,NAV,TRACK 1-100, BOOMER,NAV 101-173, )