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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-644-FA

AKA: Manistee Bluffs Research - Mendenhall

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Phillipe Wernette

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Phillipe Wernette

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Ground Penetrating Radar

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect baseline geophysical and geological information about coastal bluff structure for studying coastal erosion patterns and causes.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Manistee, Michigan

End Port/Location: Manistee, Michigan

Start Date: 2020-10-22

End Date: 2020-10-28

Equipment Used: groundpenetratingradar

Information to be Derived: Geologic structure, Hydrologic structure

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 32 GPR survey transects (using the GSSI 200HS GPR system) along and perpendicular to the actively eroding coastal bluffs.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Funding coming from Mendenhall budget.


Manistee, Michigan, United States

North: 44.24230912 South: 44.22115319 West: -86.35760139 East: -86.34498607


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
groundpenetratingradarGSSI 200HS (200 MHz) GPR system was used with the SIR 4000 acquisition controller in wireless mode to collect 32 survey lines along an actively eroding coastal bluff: 13 alongshore transects and 19 shore-normal transects.Ground Penetrating Radar

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