Accession Number : ADA123085
Title : Geological Character and Mineral Resources of South Central Lake Erie.
Descriptive Note : Miscellaneous rept.,
Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
Personal Author(s) : Williams,S Jeffress ; Meisburger,Edward P
Report Date : Oct 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 61
Abstract : During the summers of 1977 and 1978, a 900-square kilometer region of southern Lake Erie, between the Ohio-Pennsylvania border and Erie, Pennsylvania, was surveyed, using high resolution seismic reflection equipment and long vibracores, to determine the shallow subbottom geologic character of the lake floor. Emphasis was placed on describing the sediments and identifying deposits of sand and gravel that might be dredged and used as fill for beach nourishment projects on Presque Isle Peninsula. A total of 416 kilometers of seismic profiles and 49 cores with an average length of 4.1 meters were analyzed along with 23 grab samples.
Descriptors : *LAKE ERIE , SOURCES , GRAVEL , GRAIN SIZE , SAND , ROCK , BOTTOM , SEDIMENTS , BEACHES , STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY , FILLING
Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE