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Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-044-FA

Other ID: 8-95

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jonathan Fuller

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Purpose of this cruise was to shoot 3 additional shore-parallel seismic lines along the Ohio shore. Two were to be outside the previously shot lines using all equipment. Third was to be shoreward of all previously run lines, approximately 1000 feet offshore. These data would assist interpretation of transition from offshore data to nearshore and shore data.


Start Port/Location: Sandusky, OH

End Port/Location: Sandusky, OH

Start Date: 1995-08-02

End Date: 1995-09-29

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:
Jonathan Fuller - Ch. Sci.
Ohio GS

Notes: No WHFC personnel participated in data acquisition. Original Submitted By field contained: Jonathan Fuller.


Lake Erie, Ohio, United States, North America;

North: 42.5 South: 41.4 West: -83.4 East: -80.5


photo of GS-1


Fuller, J.A., 1996, Distribution of surficial sediments in Ohio's nearshore (Lake Erie) as interpreted from sidescan sonar and 3.5 kHz subbottom data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-520, 36 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1995-044-FA-LN-001 ( 17 contiguous trackmaps describing seismic lines run aboard the GS-1 and briefly the GS-3 from Conneaut, Ashtabula, Fairport Harbor, Chagrin River, Euclid, Cleveland Harbor, Bay Village, Avon Point, Lorain, Vermilion, Catawba, and Kelleys Islands, Port Clinton, and Ward Canal, OH.)
Loran-C --- Navigation

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