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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-671-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Jenna Hill

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Jenna Hill

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To provide age constraints on iceberg scour events.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Lewes, DE

End Port/Location: Lewes, DE

Start Date: 2017-08-15

End Date: 2017-08-22

Equipment Used: navigation, gravitycore, 512 chirp-source, 512 chirp

Information to be Derived: Grain Size, 14C ages, 18O stratigraphy

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: NSF funded; cores will have to be archived at an NSF-funded repository -- likely Oregon State or WHOI.

Staff: Jenna Hill

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: We will be using the Oregon State Univ. coring equipment with their "Big Bertha" rig -- it is essentially a piston core system rigged as a gravity core system.
Collaborative NSF-funded project with Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC.


South Carolina, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 33.01960326 South: 32.34954875 West: -78.77197266 East: -77.7447161


photo of Hugh R. Sharp
Hugh R. Sharp



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
navigation --- Navigation
gravitycore --- Geology
512 chirp-source --- Sub Bottom Profiler
512 chirp --- Sub Bottom Profiler

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