USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-030-FA

Other ID: ATS 9701

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, New York, New York Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Clare Reimers - Rutgers Univ.

Information Specialist(s): Marilyn ten Brink

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: ROV deployment and measurement of pore water chemistry. Secondary objective: sediment cores for verification of in situ measurements and detailed survey/time-series of solid-phase metal contaminants.


Start Date: 1997-06-22

Start Port/Location: Pt. Pleasant, NJ

End Date: 1997-07-01

End Port/Location: Pt. Pleasant, NJ

Equipment Used: Corer - piston, Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Peter W. Gill, Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Clare E. Reimers - Institute of Marine Science
Rutgers Univ.; Tomoko Komada - Rutgers; George Luther - U. Delaware; Andy Bono - U. Delaware; Don Nuzzio - AIS; Dave Lovalvo - ROV
Eastern Oceanics; Andy Draxler - NOAA; Sue Boehme - Rutgers; Vince Guida - NOAA

Notes: USGS is providing only the coring capability to this cruise. No post-cruise report filed; information taken from pre-cruise report and field logs. Original Center People field contained: Marilyn ten Brink, Peter Gill, MOF staff to load for transport.

Location Map:


photo of Atlantic Surveyor
Atlantic Surveyor


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL:

Poppe, L.J., and Polloni, C.F., 2000, USGS east-coast sediment analysis; procedures, database, and georeferenced displays: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2000-358, URL:

Poppe, L.J., Williams, S.J., and Paskevich, V.F., eds., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey east-coast sediment analysis; procedures, database, and GIS data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1001, DVD-ROM, supercedes OFR 00-358, URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Corer - piston --- Geology
1997-030-FA-SC-002 ( CORE samples)
1997-030-FA-SC-001-01 ( ATS 9701 Wet/Dry Weights - Log of core wet/dry weights: 36 pages of notes and computer tables containing data for various cores.)
1997-030-FA-SC-001-02 ( ATS 9701 Plots - Logs of core plots: 2 binders containing hand-written checklists, directory printouts, and plots of trace element data for various cores.)
1997-030-FA-SC-001-04 ( ATS 9701 Texture Data printouts: 1 binder containing sediment laboratory requests for analysis and analysis printouts for various samples.)
1997-030-FA-SC-001-03 ( ATS 9701 Gamma Data: 1 binder with notes about various cores; notes may include copies of USGS PGT Ge Well Detector Logs, Excel spreadsheet printouts with mini graphs, larger graph printouts, and computer printouts of sample analysis. Some printed sheets have hand-written notes on them.)
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
GPS (wh) --- Navigation