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Field Activity Details for field activity 1988-009-FA

Other ID: NECH 88-1-LM

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Foster, David W. Folger

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Environmental Data: Tide, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To determine the seismic stratigraphy above bedrock on 24 transects from 10 NM offshore to the coasts of Illinois and Indiana.


Start Port/Location: Great Lakes, IL

End Port/Location: Michigan City, IN

Start Date: 1988-07-25

End Date: 1988-08-11

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Water-level gauges, Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz), ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 350 nm (648 km) bathymetry and sub-bottom data. Sidescan data will have to be acquired when the thermocline is destroyed by fall storms and cold weather.

Staff: David Foster, Barry Irwin, David Mason, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, Christopher F. Polloni, Kenneth E. Parolski, David W. Folger

Affiliate Staff:
Thorton Tyson; Richard Tagg - USGS-Menlo Park

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Folger, Dave Foster, Tom O'Brien, Barry Irwin, Chris Polloni, Ken Parolski, Dave Nichols, Dave Mason, Thorton Tyson.
Project = Southern Lake Michigan Study, Southern Lake Michigan Study


Southern Lake Michigan, Great Lakes, Illinois, Indiana, United States, North America;

North: 42.5 South: 41.5 West: -87.84 East: -86.83


photo of Neecho



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz) --- Boomer
1988-009-FA-SE-002 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1988-009-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1988-009-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
1988-009-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV/BT-MINIRANGER, )
Water-level gauges --- Tide
Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger --- Navigation
1988-009-FA-LN-001-01 ( Huntec subbottom profiler trackline map.)
1988-009-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV/BT-MINIRANGER, )

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