Field Activity 2018-043-FA

Identifier 2018-043-FA
Purpose To collect baseline geophysical data on the distribution and thickness of reworked mine tailings on the lake bottom near Buffalo Reef.
Location Big Traverse Bay, Lake Superior, Michigan, United States
Summary Covered approximately 309 square kilometers of Reson T20P (dual head) bathymetry and backscatter along 387 kilometers of survey lines. Collected (first) 3 days of Boomer data along 115 kms of tracklines. Collected 4 days of 424 Chirp data along 272 kms of tracklines. Collected 17 sediment samples on last day (Sept 26th)
Info derived bathymetry, backscatter, modern sediment thickness, depth to basement (i.e., top of Pleistocene)
Projects
Other (Other)
Platform
Rafael
25 feet
Itinerary
Start Houghton, MI 2018-09-13
End Houghton, MI 2018-09-27
Days in the field 14
Bounds
West -88.248604
East -88.120621
North 47.22502
South 47.147484

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Walter Barnhardt
Crew members
(not identified)
Scientist, Staff
Walter Barnhardt
Scientist, Staff
David S Foster
Scientist, Staff
Brian Andrews
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Alexander R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Brian Andrews
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling, Seismics, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Geology, Boomer, Sub Bottom Profiler, Multibeam, Sound Velocity

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
POS-MV
Navigation
1
2018-043-FA_ResonT20P_Tracklines(38477)
Description Multibeam bathymetric trackline data collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2018-043-FA using a dual-head Reson T20-P multibeam echosounder (Esri polyline shapefile, Geographic, WGS 84)
Data types
Navigation
Format shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_ResonT20P_Tracklines_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Van Veen grab sampler
Geology
1
2018-043-FA_SedimentSamples(38478)
Description Sediment sample locations and analysis collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2018-043-FA (Microsoft Excel file)
Data types
Geology
Format CSV
Amount < 1 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_SedimentSamples_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler
Sub Bottom Profiler
3
2018-043-FA_Edgetech424_500sht(38483)
Description Seismic Reflection, EdgeTech SB-424 Chirp shot points collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS field activity 2018-043-FA, (CSV text and Esri point shapefile, GCS WGS 84)
Data types
Sub Bottom Profiler
Format CSV; shapefile
Amount 25 MB
Comments Also includes the unique shot navigation.
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_Edgetech424_500sht_meta.xml
Contact
2018-043-FA_Edgetech424_Images(38482)
Description Seismic Reflection, EdgeTech SB-424 Chirp profile images collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior, during USGS field activity 2018-043-FA, (PNG Images)
Data types
Sub Bottom Profiler
Format PNG
Amount 520 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_Edgetech424_Images_meta.xml
Contact
2018-043-FA_Edgetech424_Tracklines(38484)
Description Seismic Reflection, EdgeTech SB-424 Chirp tracklines collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS field activity 2018-043-FA, (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84)
Data types
Sub Bottom Profiler
Format shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_Edgetech424_Tracklines_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Boomer
Boomer
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer
Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Sparker
3
2018-043-FA_Boomer_500sht(38480)
Description Seismic Reflection, Boomer shot points collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior, during USGS field activity 2018-043-FA, (CSV text and Esri point shapefile, GCS WGS 84)
Data types
Boomer
Format CSV; shapefile
Amount 2 MB
Comments Also includes the unique shot navigation.
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_Boomer_500sht_meta.xml
Contact
2018-043-FA_Boomer_Images(38479)
Description Seismic Reflection, Boomer profile images collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior,during USGS field activity 2018-043-FA, (PNG Images)
Data types
Boomer
Format PNG
Amount 96 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_Boomer_Images_meta.xml
Contact
2018-043-FA_Boomer_Tracklines(38481)
Description Seismic Reflection, Boomer tracklines collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior, during USGS field activity 2018-043-FA, (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84)
Data types
Boomer
Format shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_Boomer_Tracklines_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Reson T20-P
Multibeam, Water column reflectivity
2
2018-043-FA_ResonT20P_Backscatter_2m(38475)
Description Multibeam backscatter data collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2018-043-FA using a dual-head Reson T20-P multibeam echosounder (8-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83, 2-m resolution)
Data types
Multibeam
Format GeoTIFF
Amount 8 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_ResonT20P_Backscatter_2m.meta.xml
Contact
2018-043-FA_ResonT20P_Bathymetry_2m(38476)
Description Multibeam bathymetric data collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2018-043-FA using a dual-head Reson T20-P multibeam echosounder (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83, NAVD 88 Vertical Datum, 2-m resolution)
Data types
Multibeam
Format GeoTIFF
Amount 90 MB
Physical location None
Digital location \\10.0.43.115\synserver1-data\Active\Raw\2018-043-FA_MI\ResonT20P
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K4HX8V
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9K4HX8V/2018-043-FA_ResonT20P_Bathymetry_2m_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Sensor - SVP
Sound Velocity
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

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