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Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-017-FA

Other ID: GS-1 8-93; LEGS 2-8-93

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 Fuller - Ohio Geological Survey

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground truthing and nearshore geophysical surveys of Lake Erie.


Start Port/Location: Sandusky, OH

End Port/Location: Sandusky, OH

Start Date: 1993-08-09

End Date: 1993-08-23

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, GPS (wh), Grab sampler, Corer - gravity, Sidescan sonar, Nikonos camera, Video camera - deep sea, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This cruise was part of a series of USGS/OGS co-operative cruises to map Lake Erie. 47 tracklines.


Affiliate Staff:
Ron Circe

Notes: Submitted by A. Orton for R. Circe 10/17/08.
Project = Great Lakes - Ohio Co-op, Great Lakes - Ohio Co-op


Ashtabula, Cleveland, Ohio, Lake Erie, Great Lakes, United States, North America;

North: 42.5 South: 41.5 West: -82 East: -80.5


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
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Grab sampler --- Biology
Corer - gravity --- Geology
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Nikonos camera --- Photo
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1993-017-FA-LN-002 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV-GPS, NAV-GPS, NAV-GPS, NAV-GPS, NAV-GPS-EDIT, NAV-GPS, NAV-GPS, )
1993-017-FA-LN-001-01 ( Trackmap with line numbers for Field Activities 91028, 92012, 92022, 93008, and 93017.)

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