Other ID: MD 99-02; IMAGES V, Leg 1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Chesapeake Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): John Bratton, Stephen Colman
Affiliate Investigator(s): Tom Cronin - USGS, Reston; Peter Vogt - Naval Research Lab; Jeff Halka - MD GS
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct an interdisciplinary study of Holocene paleoclimate and ecosystem history, methanogenesis, and geological evolution of modern Chesapeake Bay. To accomplish these goals, collect long piston cores (>20 meters) from the mesohaline portion of Chesapeake Bay.
Start Date: 1999-06-20
Start Port/Location: Norfolk, VA
End Date: 1999-06-29
End Port/Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Equipment Used: Calypso corer, GPS (wh), Water sampler
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Coring exercises collected 6 cores at 5 sites (approx. 68 m of sediments); digital core photos; spectrophotometry; pore water samples; radiocarbon samples; and MST logging (magnetics, gamma and p-wave).
Staff: Patricia Baucom, John Bratton, Stephen Colman
Notes: WHSC personnel John Bratton and Pattie Baucom were on the entire leg of this cruise; Steve Colman was shipboard from near Norfolk, VA to Delaware. Other USGS participants were not with WHSC. Original Center People field contained: John Bratton, sediment and porewater geochemistry; Steve Colman, project management; Pattie Baucom, core description, sampling, sedimentology; Mob./transport: TBA.