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Summary for Field Activity Number 1986-022-FA

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.


Contact: Steve Colman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-86-CH. Visit this site for more information.

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Map of field activity boundary.

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