Accession Number:

AD0722532

Title:

Gravity Equipment Evaluation Range, Cape Charles - Wallops Island, Virginia,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The report describes an ocean gravity meter test range established in May 1965 through the cooperative efforts of the U. S. Department of Commerce, Environmental Science Services Administration, Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Department of Defense, U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office. The range, part of a larger survey to be incorporated in an Upper Mantle investigation, was established to provide operational testing facilities for the evaluation of continuous reading sea and airborne gravity meters. The completed project consists of 173 underwater stations spaced over 4800 sq mi. The density distribution is greatest in the vicinity of Cape Charles, Va. 45 stations in 225 sq mi, followed by the Wallops Island region 17 stations in 225 sq mi. This report summarizes the operations and presents data in the vicinity of both of these locations. Tables of gravity data and a gravity contoured chart are included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE