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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-007-FA

Other ID: 86-4

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Nichols

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dan Phelps, Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map nearshore sand beds to determine volume for potential sand borrow sites for beach replenishment.


Start Port/Location: Ocean City, MD

End Port/Location: Ocean City, MD

Start Date: 1986-06-16

End Date: 1986-06-27

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Single channel hydrophone, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, ORE GeoPulse, Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived: Shoreline Erosion;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Track lines were run over nearshore sand beds to determine the volume available for beach replenishment.

Staff: David Nichols, John West

Affiliate Staff:
Dan Phelps
Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols, Technician; John West, Technician.


Ocean City, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 38.8 South: 38 West: -75.3 East: -74.6


photo of Asterias



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1986-007-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)

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