USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-042-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Delmarva Peninsula, Virginia, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Philipp Molzer

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Philipp Molzer

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Electro-Magnetic: Gravity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Gravity survey.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1998-09-23

Start Port/Location: Cape Charles, VA

End Date: 1998-09-30

End Port/Location: Cape Charles, VA

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Phil Molzer recently returned from a week of gravity surveying on and around the Delmarva peninsula, VA. Data was collected to improve the resolution of the gravity signature associated with the Chesapeake Bay bolide impact structure. Visit Wylie Poag's site to learn more about this project. The data set will be used for modeling crustal density in the area, assisting the processing of several nearby seismic profiles. The gravity meter and an Ashtech VII GPS receiver were hauled across the shallow waters seaward of the peninsula in an 18 ft. scow to numerous mud banks, etc.

Staff: Philipp Molzer

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Philipp Molzer: collect gravity and position data.
Project = Delmarva, VA gravity survey 37, Delmarva, VA gravity survey 37

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Delmarva
Delmarva

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179 --- Gravity