USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-040-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: inner shelf out 5 nm, Fire Island, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): Steve Couch - USACOE

Information Specialist(s): Jane Denny

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution sea floor mapping nearshore Fire Island, New York.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1996-09-04

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1996-09-24

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, GeoPulse system, 3.5 kHz, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, ISIS, Grab sampler, Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, William Danforth, Jane Denny, David Foster, Barry Irwin, William Schwab, Kenneth E. Parolski, Eric Haase, Michael Taylor

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project is a continuation of USGS high-resolution sea-floor mapping efforts off the NY-NJ Metropolitan area.
Project = EEZ Shelf Mapping; New York Metropolitan Region, EEZ Shelf Mapping; New York Metropolitan Region

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Diane G
Diane G

Publications

Hill, J.C., Schwab, William C., and Foster, David S., 2000, Archive of Boomer subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise DIAN 96040, Fire Island, New York, 4-15 September, 1996: URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/publications/of00-467/.

Hill, J.C., Schwab, William C., and Foster, David S., 2000, Archive of Datasonics SIS-1000 chirp subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise DIAN 96040, Fire Island, New York, 4-24 September 1996: URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/publications/of00-366/.

Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., and Denny, J.F., 2015, Maps Showing the Change in Modern Sediment Thickness on the Inner Continental Shelf Offshore of Fire Island, New York between 1996-1997 and 2011. doi: 10.3133/ofr20141238.

Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., and Baldwin, W.E., 2015, Maps showing bathymetry and modern sediment thickness on the inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York: pre-Hurricane Sandy: doi: 10.3133/ofr20141203.

Schwab, W.C., Thieler, E.R., Denny, J.F., and Danforth, W.W., 2000, Seafloor sediment distribution off southern Long Island, New York: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of00-243/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1996-040-FA-LN-001-01 ( Processed navigation)
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1996-040-FA-SE-002 ( Remastered DVD disk of Chrip subbottom data, lines 1-79.)
1996-040-FA-SE-001-02 ( CHIRP Subbottom Data - SEG-Y data files and images.)
1996-040-FA-SE-001-01 ( Boomer Subbottom Data - SEG-Y data files and images.)
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Boomer
Sidescan
ISIS --- Sidescan
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology
1996-040-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Video camera - deep sea --- Video