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Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-008-FA

Other ID: GS-1 5-93; LEGS 1-5-93

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jonathan "Nate" Fuller - Ohio Geological Survey

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan sonar, bathymetric and high-resolution geophysical (seismic) survey of Lake Erie.


Start Port/Location: Lorain, OH

End Port/Location: Fairport Harbor, OH

Start Date: 1993-05-14

End Date: 1993-05-21

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Klein 531 sidescan, Innerspace Technology 25-element hydrophone, GeoPulse system, Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz), Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: From May 14-21 completed 316.8 km of tracklines, Lorain to Fairport Harbor, OH to Canadian waters. This 4th cruise completed reconnaissance of the Ohio part of Lake Erie, totalling 1211.86 km of sidescan, digital bathymetry, and high-resolution sub-bottom data. 17 tracklines.

Staff: David Nichols, Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Staff:
Nate Fuller - Co-Ch. Sci.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Ron Circe - Co-Ch. Sci., Dave Nichols - Elect. Tech.
Project = Offshore Geological Framework of Lake Erie, Offshore Geological Framework of Lake Erie


Lake Erie, Lorain, Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Great Lakes, United States, Canada, North America;

North: 42.22178 South: 41.44836 West: -82.5518 East: -81.07707


photo of GS-1


Fuller, J.A., Circe, R.C., and Oldale, R.N., 1995, The geologic framework of the Ohio area of Lake Erie: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-220, 23 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1993-008-FA-SO-002 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS L1-2, SSS L3-7, SSS L8-10, SSS L11-17, )
1993-008-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of )
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1993-008-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz) --- Boomer
Innerspace Technology 25-element hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
1993-008-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1993-008-FA-LN-002-01 ( Raw navigation data files.)
1993-008-FA-LN-001-01 ( Trackmap with line numbers for Field Activities 91028, 92012, 92022, 93008, and 93017.)

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