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Hurricane Sandy Response – Linking the Delmarva Peninsula’s Geologic Framework to Coastal Vulnerability

Geophysical and Sampling Surveys

Sea Floor  Mapping Methods

Diagram showing the various kinds of sea floor and coastal mapping systems that can be used.

 

Surveys conducted along the Delmarva coast in 2014 and 2015 provide bathymetric, backscatter, seismic-reflection profile, sample and photograph data that create high-resolution datasets to guide sea floor characterization and the interpretation of geologic framework. 

For more information about geophysical data and sample collection capabilities at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center visit the WHCMSC Sea-floor Mapping Technology page.

2014 and 2015 Surveys

The 2014 and 2015 geophysical and sampling surveys successfully collected over 10,000 km of trackline data and 259 grab samples offshore of Delmarva (see map). The cruises took place aboard the M/V Scarlett Isabella and the 2014 cruise is described here.

2014 Cruise Photos

M/V Scarlett Isabella

M/V Scarlett Isabella docked in Ocean City, MD. USGS/photo by Scott Horvath

data release

Map showing the tracklines and grab sample sites of the 2014 and 2015 geophysical surveys offshore of the Delmarva Peninsula.  

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