Field Activity 1990-006-FA

Identifier 1990-006-FA
Alternate names NPTN 90-01
Purpose Conduct sidescan sonar surveys of (1) the submerged forest off Chicago, (2) the nearshore sand wedge from Chicago to Waukegan, and (3) collapse and slump features off Waukegan.
Location Chicago, Waukegan, Illinois, southern Lake Michigan, Great Lakes, United States, North America;
Summary Sidescan sonar: 90km; 3.5 kHz seismic: 90 km; Bathymetry: 90 km.
Info derived Shoreline Erosion; Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;
Comments Original Center People field contained: Dave Folger, Ch. Sci. - May 14-17, 1990; Steve Colman, Ch. Sci. - May 18-20, 1990; Dave Foster, scientist; Kenneth Parolski, ET; Barry Irwin, nav. tech.; Richard Tagg, nav. tech. Project = Southern Lake Michigan Erosion Study, Southern Lake Michigan Erosion Study
67 feet
Start Chicago, IL 1990-05-14
End Waukegan, IL 1990-05-20
Days in the field 5
West -87.84
East -86.83
North 42.5
South 41.7


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Folger, David W.Colman, Stephen
Crew members
David S Foster
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Folger, David W.
Scientist, Staff
Parolski, Kenneth F.
Scientist, Staff
Colman, Stephen
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff Richard Tagg, nav. tech.; Michael J. Chrzastowski - ISGS, scientist; Frank Pranschke - Northeastern Illinois University, scientist; Joel Dexter - ISGS, scientist; Donald Harrison - SIU, scientist; Al Olson - A&T Divers, diver; Charles Shabica - Survey Crew

Data types and categories

Data category: Sonar, Seismics, Location-Elevation
Data type: Sidescan, Sub Bottom Profiler, Single Beam, Navigation

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Cruise report Chief Scientist's cruise report including personnel, purpose, equipment, trackmaps.
Seismic log Seismic log describing equipment configuration, start and end times, data acquisition notes.
Cruise report Illinois State Geological Survey cruise log with ship movement, equipment and data acquisition notes, personnel, and daily log.
Q-Mips log Rough Q-Mips log describing file names, start and end times, tape numbers.
Dive log Rough map of dive sites around tree stumps.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system Sidescan (no data reported)
Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar Sidescan 1
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler Sub Bottom Profiler 1
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder Single Beam 2
Del Norte, transponder net Navigation (no data reported)
Loran-C Navigation 2


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1990-006-FA-SO-001 Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar Digital tape(s) of NV-BT, SSS, Nancy K. Soderberg
1990-006-FA-SE-001 ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler Collection of paper record displays of seismic data() for lines Nancy K. Soderberg
1990-006-FA-BA-001 ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder Floppy disk(s) containing NAV-DELNORTE, NAV-DELNORTE, NAV-MEGAPULSE, NAV-MEGAPULSE, BATHY-ODOM, BATHY-ODOM, BATHY-ODOM, Nancy K. Soderberg
1990-006-FA-BA-002 ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder Digital tape(s) of NV-BT, SSS, Nancy K. Soderberg
1990-006-FA-LN-001-01 Loran-C Raw navigation Nancy K. Soderberg
1990-006-FA-LN-002 Loran-C Digital tape(s) of NV-BT, SSS, Nancy K. Soderberg


Samples collected during this field activity