USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-025-FA

Other ID: IB R-1-01-MD

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): E. Robert Thieler

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution geophysics in preparation for coring.


Start Date: 2001-03-06

Start Port/Location: Cambridge, MD

End Date: 2001-03-09

End Port/Location: Cambridge, MD

Equipment Used: DGPS, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, Single channel hydrophone, Boomer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Stephen Colman, Barry Irwin, David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Boomer and Knudsen surveys in preparation for coring on FA 01019 (hoverprobe). Original Center People field contained: S. Colman, Ch. Sci.; D. Nichols, Capt. and Marine Tech.; B. Irwin, Navigator.
Project = Submerged paleo-shorelines, Submerged paleo-shorelines


Choptank River, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 38.8 South: 38.5 West: -76.1 East: -75.9


photo of Rafael


Swift, B.A., Thieler, E. R., Colman, S. M., and Nichols, D. R., 2003, Archive of Chirp subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise RAFA01025, Choptank River, Maryland, March 6-9, 2001: .

Swift, B.A., Thieler, E.R., Colman, S.M., and Nichols, D.R., 2003, Archive of Boomer subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise RAFA01025, Choptank River, Maryland, March 6-9, 2001: .

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data ( )
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
Boomer seismic data ( )
2001-025-FA-SE-001 ( Raw Boomer seismic data)
2001-025-FA-SE-002 ( Raw CHIRP seismic data)
Boomer --- Boomer