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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-023-FA

Other ID: LANG 86-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe, S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Offshore survey using high-resolution geophysical equipment to collaborate with previously collected vibracores. Data will be used to assess area for quality sand to be used as nourishment for Virginia Beach.


Start Port/Location: Gloucester Point, VA

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1986-10-07

End Date: 1986-10-10

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, ORE GeoPulse, Humminbird fishfinder, Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Approx. 150 km of continuous data were collected.

Staff: Ronald C. Circe, Kenneth E. Parolski, Rob Wertz, S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Staff:
Don Wright - VIMS; Bob Gamish - VIMS; Mal Green - VIMS
Australian grad student; Lauro Calliari - VIMS
Brazilian grad student; Jae Kyung Oh - Visiting Professor from South Korea to VIMS

Notes: There were three legs of this cruise: Oct. 7-10 (Leg 1); Nov. 9-20 (Leg 2); Dec. 8-13 (Leg 3).
Project = Sand Inventory Investigation Offshore VA Beach, VA, Sand Inventory Investigation Offshore VA Beach, VA


Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 36.8 South: 36.6 West: -76 East: -75.8





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
1986-023-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)
Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger --- Navigation
1986-023-FA-LN-001-01 ( Composite trackline map with line numbers for LANGLEY 86-1 (FA 86023), HOLTON 86-1 (FA 86029) and HOLTON 86-2 (FA 86031))
1986-023-FA-LN-002 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NV-MEGAPULSE, NV-MEGAPULSE, NV-MEGAPULSE, NV-MEGAPULSE, )
1986-023-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 86023)
1986-023-FA-LN-003 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-BTHY-MINIRANGR, RAW NV, )
ORE GeoPulse --- Boomer
Humminbird fishfinder --- Single Beam
1986-023-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-BTHY-MINIRANGR, RAW NV, )
1986-023-FA-BA-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-BTHY-MINIRANGR, RAW NV, )

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