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Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-026-FA

Other ID: 81-DP-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Gerald L. Shideler

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sparker

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a high-resolution seismic survey to establish the stratigraphic framework of the southern Delmarva barrier island complex.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1981-07-20

End Date: 1981-07-26

Equipment Used: Boomer, Sparker , Single channel hydrophone, Motorola Mini-Ranger III

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution seismic data: 185 km.

Staff: Douglass Owen, Gerald L. Shideler, John West

Affiliate Staff:
Richard Cox - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
VA; Steve Deloach - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
VA; John Keating - Old Dominion University; Mark Byrnes - Old Dominion University

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Gerald Shideler - Chief Scientist, Corpus Christi, TX; Douglass Owen - USGS-Corpus Christi, TX; John West - USGS-Corpus Christi, TX.


Southern Delmarva Peninsula area, Cape Charles, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 37.31667 South: 37.1 West: -75.9833 East: -75.71667





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Sparker --- Sparker
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1981-026-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)

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