Field Activity 1992-006-FA

Identifier 1992-006-FA
Alternate names NPTN92-1
Purpose Acquisition of high-resolution seismic reflection, sidescan sonar, and bathymetric data for the Regional Great Lakes Mapping Project.
Location Gary, Burns Harbor, Michigan City, Indiana, Lake Michigan, Great Lakes, United States, North America;
Summary Sidescan sonar: 7 analog paper rolls, 3 thermal paper rolls and 6 8-mm digital tapes; echo sounder: 2 analog paper rolls, 5 3.5" diskettes with navigation; Sub-bottom: 7 analog paper rolls, 14 analog VHS tapes.
Comments Project = Regional Great Lake Mapping, Regional Great Lake Mapping
67 feet
Start Chicago, IL 1992-05-18
End Chicago, IL 1992-05-25
Days in the field 6
West -87.38585836
East -86.72176332
North 41.90113978
South 41.60882475


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
Brill, Andrew
Scientist, Staff
Kenneth Parolski
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff W. Wood - Purdue; T. Thompson - Indiana Geological Survey (IGS)

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 vessel details, personnel, purpose, equipment, tabulated information, trackmap.
Data log Chief Scientist's seismic and navigation cruise logbook with start and end of line times, data tape number, and comments and observations.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar Sidescan 1
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system Sidescan (no data reported)
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler Sub Bottom Profiler 3
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder Single Beam (no data reported)
DGPS Navigation 4
Loran-C Navigation (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1992-006-FA-SO-001 Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar microfilm of Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-006-FA-SE-001 ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-006-FA-SE-002 ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler VHS digital tapes for line(s) 6-9, 9-12, 12-14, 14, 15-17, 17-19, 19-22, 23-25, 26-29, 29-30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-006-FA-SE-003 ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler microfilm of Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-006-FA-LN-001-01 DGPS Complete trackmap, Michigan City to Gary, Indiana. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-006-FA-LN-001-02 DGPS Michigan City-Indiana Dunes high-density mosaic trackmap. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-006-FA-LN-001-03 DGPS Trackmap annotated with Julian Date and 1-minute marks: Inv. # TK00704. Alice M. Orton
1992-006-FA-LN-002-01 DGPS Raw GPS navigation files. Nancy K. Soderberg


Samples collected during this field activity