The Chesapeke Bay Impact Crater

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The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program and the U.S. Geological Survey drilled a 1,766-m-deep test hole near the center of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure in 2005 and 2006. Learn more here:

Online Project Publications

Professional Papers

Professional Paper 1612

 

Powars, D.S., and Bruce, T.S., 1999, The effects of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater on the geological framework and correlation of hydrogeologic units of the Lower York-James Peninsula, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1612, 82 p.

Prepared in cooperation with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1622/

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Powars, D.S., 2000, The effects of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater on the geologic framework and the correlation of hydrogeologic units of Southeastern Virginia, south of the James River: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1622, 53 p.

Prepared in cooperation with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Professional Paper 1688

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Horton, J. Wright, Jr., Powars, David S., and Gohn, Gregory S., 2005, Studies of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure : The USGS-NASA Langley corehole, Hampton, Virginia, and related coreholes and geophysical surveys:  U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1688, 464 p., 2 plates.

 

Open-File Reports

OFR-01-87

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Gohn, G.S., Clark, A.C., Queen, D.G., Levine, J.S., McFarland, E.R., and Powars, D.S., 2001, Operational summary for the USGS-NASA Langley corehole, Hampton, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-87-A, 21 p.

Powars, D.S., Bruce, T.S., Bybell, L.M., Cronin, T.M., Edwards, L.E., Frederiksen, N.O., Gohn, G.S., Horton, J.W., Jr., Izett, G.A., Johnson, G.H., Levine, J.S., McFarland, E.R., Poag, C.W., Quick, J.E., Schindler, J.S., Self-Trail, J.M., Smith, M.J., Stamm, R.G., and Weems, R.E., 2001, Preliminary geologic summary for the USGS-NASA Langley corehole, Hampton, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-87-B, 20 p.

Prepared in cooperation with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and the NASA Langley Research Center

 

OFR-01-407

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Catchings, R.D., Saulter, D.E., Powars, D.S., Goldman, M.R., Dingler, J.A., Gohn, G.S., Schindler, J.S., and Johnson, G.H., 2001, High-resolution seismic reflection/refraction images near the outer margin of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater, York-James Peninsula, southeastern Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-407, 18 p.

 

OFR 2004-1016

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Edwards, L.E., Horton, J.W., Jr., and Gohn, G.S., 2004, ICDP-USGS Workshop on deep drilling in the central crater of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure, Virginia, USA, September 22-24, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1016, CD.

Prepared in cooperation with the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP)

 

OFR 2007-1094

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Gohn, Gregory S., Sanford, Ward E., Powars, David S., Horton, J. Wright, Jr., Edwards, Lucy E., Morin, Roger H., Self-Trail, Jean M., 2007, Site Report for USGS test holes drilled at Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia, in 2004:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1094, 22 p.