Field Activity 1991-013-FA

Identifier 1991-013-FA
Alternate names NPTN91-1
Purpose Acquire high-resolution seismic reflection, sidescan sonar, and bathymetric data for the Regional Great Lakes Mapping Project. Conduct reconnaissance of geologic framework and surficial sediment texture.
Location eastern Lake Michigan, Michiana to Benton Harbor, Michigan, Great Lakes, United States, North America;
Comments Original Center People field contained: Dave Foster - Chief Scientist; Dave Folger, Carol Brown - Scientists; Barry Irwin - Navigator; Ken Parolski - Technician. Project = Regional Great Lakes Mapping Project, Regional Great Lakes Mapping Project
67 feet
Start Chicago, IL 1991-05-15
End Chicago, IL 1991-05-24
Days in the field 7
West -87
East -86.4
North 42.2
South 41.75


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators David S Foster
Crew members
David S Foster
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Folger, David W.
Scientist, Staff
Brown, Carol
Scientist, Staff
Parolski, Kenneth F.
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff Dick Tagg - USGS-Menlo Park, On-land Navigator; R. Laton, D. Wardwell - W. Michigan Univ. students

Data types and categories

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

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Cruise report Chief Scientist's cruise report including personnel, purpose, equipment, tabulated information, and trackmap.
Navigation log Chief Scientist's daily log with start and line ends, tape numbers, navigation acquisition notes, equipment configuration and problems. Also has a cruise report with personnel, boat specifics, purpose, equipment, and tabulated information.
Navigation log Navigator's logbook containing calibrations, state plane and Lambert projection information, x,y and codes, daily movement including line start and ends, ship and towed equipment movement, boat configuration diagram.
Navigation log Miniranger and GPS navigation system 5-minute printout with latitude, longitude, speed and course, and hand annotated line start and end.
Data inventory Cruise Curator's field data inventory describing media, content, quantity for sidescan, seismic, and bathymetric rolls, sidescan tapes, navigation diskettes, logs.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Klein 531 sidescan Sidescan 3
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system Sidescan (no data reported)
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
Boomer Boomer (no data reported)
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder Single Beam (no data reported)
Motorola Falcon IV Microwave relay Mini-Ranger Navigation (no data reported)
GPS (wh) Navigation 4
Single channel hydrophone Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Bubble Gun, Sparker, Sub Bottom Profiler 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1991-013-FA-SO-001 Klein 531 sidescan Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines Nancy K. Soderberg
1991-013-FA-SO-002 Klein 531 sidescan microfilm of Nancy K. Soderberg
1991-013-FA-SO-003 Klein 531 sidescan Digital tape(s) of SSS-KLEIN, Nancy K. Soderberg
1991-013-FA-LN-001 GPS (wh) Navigation trackline plot for field activity 91013 Nancy K. Soderberg
1991-013-FA-LN-002-01 GPS (wh) raw navigation NAD27 Nancy K. Soderberg
1991-013-FA-LN-002-02 GPS (wh) raw navigation NAD83 Nancy K. Soderberg
1991-013-FA-LN-002-03 GPS (wh) Edited navigation file. Nancy K. Soderberg
1991-013-FA-SE-001 Single channel hydrophone microfilm of Nancy K. Soderberg


Samples collected during this field activity