USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-009-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Gayes - Coastal Carolina University

Information Specialist(s): E. Robert Thieler

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Vibracore in APEX/Southern Long Island study areas - daylight hours. Run boomer/sidescan overnights.


Start Date: 1998-05-26

Start Port/Location: Sandy Hook, NJ

End Date: 1998-06-02

End Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

Equipment Used: Alpine Vibracorer, Boomer, Sidescan sonar, HYPACK, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Got a few good vibracores and some nice-looking boomer data.

Staff: David Nichols, E. Robert Thieler, Glynn Williams

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Gayes
Neal Gielstra
Joey Jenkins - CCU; Dan Lanier - TAMU; Laura Libbey - Duke



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

North: 40.85953 South: 40.40513 West: -73.8062 East: -72.60864


photo of Ferrel


Hill, J.C., Thieler, E. R., Nichols, D. R., and Williams, G. F., 2001, Archive of boomer subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise FERL 98009, New York Bight, Raritan Bay, Long Island, 26 May-2 June, 1998: .


FAN 1998-009-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
1998-009-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Boomer --- Boomer
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1998-009-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS L11-17, SSS L18-20, )
HYPACK --- Navigation
1998-009-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV HYPACK, NAV HYPACK, )
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1998-009-FA-SE-002 ( Raw seismic data)
1998-009-FA-SE-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOOM ELICS LINE 1-5,8-20, BOOM SEG-Y RAW 1-5,8-10, BOOM SEG-Y RAW 11-17, BOOM SEG-Y PROCESSED, )
Boomer seismic data ( )
1998-009-FA-SE-002-01 ( Processed SEGY seismic data)