Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-043-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): Bill Corso - USACOE

Information Specialist(s): William Schwab

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Image nearshore area off Long Beach, Long Island, using high-resolution sidescan sonar, fathometer, and boomer seismic reflection systems.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1995-12-05

End Date: 1995-12-15

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, DGPS, Boomer, Klein 531 sidescan, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The majority of data collected is worthless due to bad weather from acoustic noise.

Staff: David Nichols, William Schwab, David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Sorry for the short notice. This will bring a lot of funds into the center. Original Center People field contained: Bill Schwab - P.I., Dave Twichell - Watchstander, Dave Nichols - Electronics Technician.


New York Bight Apex, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.52 South: 40.46 West: -73.92 East: -73.5


photo of Argo Maine
Argo Maine


Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S, Swift, B.A., Lotto, L.L., Allison, M.A., and Thieler, E.R., 2000, Seafloor characterization offshore of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area using sidescan sonar: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1995-043-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS-L1-3, SSS L4-7, SSS L7-8, )
Boomer --- Boomer
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-043-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
1995-043-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of DIGITAL SSS NOT FILMED)

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program