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The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

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.

Publications summary

See a summary of publications on this topic listed here and under the "Publications" tab.

 

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
  • Professional Paper 1622 [PDF format]
    • 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 [PDF format]
    • 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 [PDF format]
    • 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 [PDF format]
    • 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 [PDF format]
    • 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 [PDF format]
    • 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.

 

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