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Summary Information for Field Activity 1998-042-FA

Area of Operations: Delmarva Peninsula, Virginia, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 23, 1998 to September 30, 1998

Chief scientist: Philipp Molzer

Objectives: Gravity survey.

Type of Activity:

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Summary: Phil Molzer recently returned from a week of gravity surveying on and around the Delmarva peninsula, VA. Data was collected to improve the resolution of the gravity signature associated with the Chesapeake Bay bolide impact structure. Visit Wylie Poag's site to learn more about this project. The data set will be used for modeling crustal density in the area, assisting the processing of several nearby seismic profiles. The gravity meter and an Ashtech VII GPS receiver were hauled across the shallow waters seaward of the peninsula in an 18 ft. scow to numerous mud banks, etc.

Contact: Philipp Molzer (pmolzer@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier D-42-98-MD. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/epubs/bolide/index.html

Platform Info:
DELMARVA

Data Types and Locations:

Geophysics

 

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