USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-015-FA

Other ID: 91-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Inner shelf off Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ken Able - Rutgers Univ.

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Study the sedimentology and depositional processes of an inner shelf sand ridge offshore of Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, to understand sand ridge development and how they are affected by modern oceanographic conditions.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1991-06-10

Start Port/Location: Rutgers Marine Field Station, Tuckerton, NJ

End Date: 1991-06-14

End Port/Location: Rutgers Marine Field Station, Tuckerton, NJ

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, 3.5 kHz, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, Motorola Mini-Ranger III

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Klein Sidescan Sonar: 18 sq. km; Odom: 15 km; 3.5 kHz: 112 kHz.

Staff: Barry Irwin, David Twichell, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Ken Able and N. Psuty - Rutgers Univ.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Twichell - Ch. Sci., Ken Parolski - Electronics Technician, Barry Irwin - Navigation Technician.

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Caleta
Caleta

Publications

Paskevich, V.F., Twichell, David C., and Abel, Kenneth W., 1997, Sidescan sonar and navigation field data collected during R/V CALETA 91-1 cruise (10-14 June, 1991): .

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1991-015-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation
1991-015-FA-LN-002 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV-FINALMINIR, NAV-MINIR, NAV-MINIR, NAV-MINIR, NAV-MINIR, NAV-MINIR, )
1991-015-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 91015)