Alternate Leg ID: CHES 86-1
Area of Operations: central Chesapeake Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: September 22, 1986 to October 03, 1986
Objectives: Collection of high-resolution seismic reflection and sidescan sonar data in order to define the geology and shallow structure of the Chesapeake Bay.
Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Sea floor mapping
Information to be derived: Sea Floor Map
High-resolution seismic reflection and sidescan sonar data
Summary: Seismic reflection records collected and very good except for areas that contained biogenic gas. Records clearly show entire quaternary and upper part of the Tertiary sequence of deposits. Cruise completed the basic seismic reflection grid between mouth of the bay and the Patuxent River begun by earlier two cruises.
USGS Project Number: CHESAPEAKE BAY
Contact: Steve Colman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-86-CH. Visit this site for more information.