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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-059-FA

Other ID: IB H-59-00-MD

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Frank T. Manheim

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Frank T. Manheim

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Chemistry, Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Approx. 6 deep vibradrilling (40); water pumping; interestitial pore water extraction, electrical logging.


Start Port/Location: Public Landing, MD

End Port/Location: Assateague Island, MD

Start Date: 2000-06-06

End Date: 2000-06-08

Equipment Used: Temperature and salinity, Resistivity Profiler, Water sampler, Hoverprobe

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: John Bratton

Affiliate Staff:
Frank Manheim - USGS-Reston
chief scientist; Jerome Palmer - USGS-Reston; Dave Krantz - USGS-WRD-Dover
DE; Driller - Surface Processes; Dan Phelan - MD-WRD
Baltimore; Bob Shedlock - USGS-WRD
Baltimore; Darlene Wells - MD-Geo Survey

Project = Delmarva Bays, Delmarva Bays


Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 38.1528 South: 38.1458 West: -75.2897 East: -75.2667


photo of Hoverprobe


Bratton, J.F., 2010, The three scales of submarine groundwater flow and discharge across passive continental margins: The Journal of Geology, v. 118 no. 5, doi: 10.1086/655114.

Bratton, J.F., Bohlke, John Karl, Manheim, Frank T., and Krantz, David E., 2004, Ground water beneath coastal bays of the Delmarva Peninsula; ages and nutrients: Ground Water, v. 42 no. 7, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Hoverprobe --- Geology
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Resistivity Profiler --- Resistivity
Temperature and salinity --- CTD

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