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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-062-FA

Other ID: IB A-1-01-CH

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Stephen Colman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Max Zhao, Dartmouth College

Information Specialist(s): Stephen Colman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: (1) Seismic reflection data collection, and (2) Outreach (Dartmouth College Field Geology Class).


Start Port/Location: Solomons, MD

End Port/Location: Solomons, MD

Start Date: 2001-09-05

End Date: 2001-09-07

Equipment Used: HYPACK, GeoPulse system

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Max Zhao
Dartmouth College

Notes: The cruise has two objectives: first, follow-up data collection for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem History project, involving collection of small sections of seismic reflection and sidescan sonar data in and around the mouth of the Patuxent River; second, as part of an outreach effort, students from the Dartmouth College Field Geology Program were instructed in marine data collection techniques. Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols, Electronic Tech.
Project = Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem History, Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem History


Chesapeake Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 39 South: 38 West: -76.5 East: -75


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
HYPACK --- Navigation

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