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Summary Information for Field Activity 2010-006-FA

Area of Operations: Indian River Bay, Delaware, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 12, 2010 to April 16, 2010

Chief scientist: John Bratton

   Holly Michael, University of Delaware

Objectives: CRP surveying of Indian River Bay, Delaware.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;

Information to be derived: Field water quality parameters (salinity, temperature)
Electrical resistivity

Summary: 12 April 2010, drive from Falmouth to Delaware, launch boat and test gear; 13 April 2010, collect resistivity (CRP), depth, salinity/temp, and chirp data around perimeter of Indian River Bay, rough weather in PM, end operations early in SE corner of bay; 14 April 2010, collect data on long E-W lines, equipment problems in AM, Holly Michael and students visit at marina around mid-day, PM resume CRP and salinity/temp/bathy data collection on E-W and some N-S lines, chirp system not operating; 15 April 2010, collect more data along N-S zigzag lines (no chirp), also E-W lines in shallow, SE corner of bay, and set of ~12 closely-spaced lines in a dense box off Holts Landing State Park, load boat on trailer at marina and stow equipment at end of day; 16 April 2010, travel day back to Falmouth from Delaware.

Contact: VeeAnn Cross (

InfoBank: uses the identifier K-6-10-DL. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Cross, V.A., Bratton, J.F., Michael, H.A., Kroeger, K.D., Green, A., and Bergeron, E.,2014, Continuous Resistivity Profiling and Seismic-Reflection Data Collected in April 2010 from Indian River Bay, Delaware: U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1039. (Also available at

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