USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-031-FA

Other ID: 94-12

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Mohsen Badiey - U DE

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan survey LEO-15 area surveyed June 1991 to document storm changes to inner shelf setting.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1994-05-24

Start Port/Location: Lewes, DE

End Date: 1994-05-30

End Port/Location: Lewes, DE

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, SIS-7000 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, DGPS, Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This was a 2-ship multidisciplinary acoustical survey: CTDs during daylight, sidescan sonar at night. Early sidescan problems were solved with second QMIPS trigger box. Entire area was successfully surveyed at 150-m spacing.

Staff: David Twichell, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Mohsen Badiey - Ch. Sci.
4 grad students - U DE; Steve Forsythe
tech. - NRL-Orlando
FL

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Twichell - co-chief sci., Ken Parolski - marine tech.

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Cape Henlopen
Cape Henlopen

Publications

Paskevich, V., Twichell, David C., Badiey, Mohsen, Parolski, Ken, and Danforth, William, 1996, Sidescan sonar and navigation field data collected during CAPE HENLOPEN 94-12 cruise (24-30 May, 1994): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File-Report 96-83, 2 CD-ROMs, URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of96-83/INTRO.HTM.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1994-031-FA-SO-001 ( Sidescan Sonar Data )
SIS-7000 sidescan --- Sidescan
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
DGPS --- Navigation
1994-031-FA-LN-002 ( Loran C navigation printout with 5 minute fixes, latitude, longitude, time delays, bearing, speed, etc. )
1994-031-FA-LN-001-01 ( Processed navigation)
Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C --- Navigation