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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-058-FA

Other ID: none

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): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: Conductivity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect streamer resistivity data; collect salinity data in water column; investigate sub-bottom resistivity to delineate freshwater submarine discharge.


Start Port/Location: Berlin/Assateague Island, MD

End Port/Location: Berlin/Assateague Island, MD

Start Date: 2001-04-30

End Date: 2001-05-05

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Temperature and salinity, Refractometer, pH sensor, O2 sensor

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Frank T. Manheim

Affiliate Staff:
Jeff Wynn - Eastern Minerals-Reston (May 2-5); David Krantz - DE WRD (May 1-4); Brian Sturgis - NPS (April 29 - May 5); Cathy Wayzniak - DE DNR (May 5)

Project = Atlantic Margin Groundwater Studies - Delmarva Bays, Atlantic Margin Groundwater Studies - Delmarva Bays


Assawoman, Isle of Wight, Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, Virginia, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 38.5 South: 37.85 West: -75.4 East: -75


photo of Small Boat
Small Boat


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.

Manheim, F.T., Krantz, David E., and Bratton, John F., 2004, Studying ground water under Delmarva coastal bays using electrical resistivity: Ground Water, v. 42 no. 7, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2004.tb02643.x.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
pH sensor --- pH
O2 sensor --- Dissolved Oxygen
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Refractometer --- Conductivity

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