Other ID: R-16-08-MW
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: St. Clair River, Lake Huron, Michigan, Ontario, United States, Canada, North America;
Principal Investigator(s): David Foster
Affiliate Investigator(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, IJC
Information Specialist(s): David Foster
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan, Visual Identification: Species ID
Scientific Purpose/Goals: WHSC/SFMG will map the geologic framework of the upper St. Clair River and surficial geology of the river/lake bed. Stratigraphic mapping will include depth to bedrock and the stratigraphy of Quaternary glacial and post glacial deposits. Surficial mapping will delineate sediment texture and morphology of the river/lake bed. The geologic framework will support ongoing studies that are quantifying changes in river bed elevation, specifically, identifying the extent of river bed erosion. Geophysical systems will be deployed to acoustically image the geologic framework. Video, photography and sampling of the river bed will be used to verify the surficial geologic interpretation.
Start Date: 2008-05-29
Start Port/Location: Port Huron, MI
End Date: 2008-06-02
End Port/Location: Port Huron, MI
Equipment Used: Digital camera, Klein 3000, DGPS, SeaBOSS, Echosounder, 3.5 kHz, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Data were collected over a five day period. Data include seismic reflection profiles: 79.8 km of 3.5 kHz Chirp data recorded in SEG-Y format, 58.5 km of Boomer seismic reflection profiles recorded in SEG-Y format, 79.8 km of Submetrix bathymetric data, 79.8 km of Klein sidescan sonar data in XTF format, 453 digital bottom photographs in JPEG format, 310 minutes of bottom video, and 17 bottom sediment samples.
Staff: Jane Denny, David Foster, Barry Irwin, Charles Worley
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jane Denny - Data processing, GIS and integration; Dave Foster - Scientist, data processing; Barry Irwin - Boat operation, navigation; Chuck Worley - Technician.
Denny, J.F., Foster, D.S., Worley, C.R., and Irwin, B.J., 2011, Geophysical data collected in the St. Clair River between Michigan and Ontario, Canada (2008): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1035, online with pdf, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1035/.
Foster, D.S., and Denny, Jane F., 2009, Quaternary geologic framework of the St. Clair River between Michigan and Ontario, Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1137, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1137/.