USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-064-FA

Other ID: IB K-64-00-CH

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Stephen Colman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Max Zhao, Dartmouth College

Information Specialist(s): Stephen Colman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: (1) Seismic reflection and sidescan sonar data collection, and (2) outreach (Dartmouth College Field Geology Class).


Start Port/Location: Solomons, MD

End Port/Location: Solomons, MD

Start Date: 2000-09-04

End Date: 2000-09-08

Equipment Used: GeoPulse system, Klein 531 sidescan, ISIS, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Stephen Colman, David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Max Zhao
Dartmouth College

Notes: The cruise has two objectives: first, follow-up data collection for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem History project, involving collection of small sections of seismic reflection and sidescan sonar data in and around the mouth of the Patuxent River; secondly, as part of an outreach effort, students from the Dartmouth College Field Geology Program were instructed in marine data collection techniques. Original Center People field contained: S. Colman, Chief Scientist; D. Nichols, Elec. Tech.
Project = Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem History, Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem History


Chesapeake Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 38.5 South: 38 West: -76.5 East: -76


photo of Kerhin



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
ISIS --- Sidescan
GPS (wh) --- Navigation