USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-023-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: southern Long Island, New York, inner shelf, Hudson Shelf Valley, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

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

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Gayes - CCU

Information Specialist(s): E. Robert Thieler

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Leg 1: geophysics; Leg 2: vibracoring.


Start Date: 1999-07-26

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1999-08-06

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Alpine Vibracorer, DGPS, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, Boomer, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Leg 1 went well. Leg 2 was cancelled after determining that the coring rig was overweight relative to ship's specs and thus presented an untenable operation.

Staff: Robert Brooks, Barry Irwin, Joseph S. Newell, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Gayes
Neal Gielstra
Wayne Baldwin
Student - CCU
Ben Gutierrez - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rob Thieler - Sci; Dave Nichols - Sr. Tech; Ken Parolski - mob/demob; Joe Newell - mob/demob; R. Brooks, USGS/NAGT tech; Barry Irwin - Navigation (Leg 1).

Location Map:


photo of Megan T Miller
Megan T Miller


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
DGPS --- Navigation
1999-023-FA-LN-001-01 ( Chirp Field Navigation Data and Shotpoint Maps)
1999-023-FA-LN-001-02 ( Boomer Field Navigation Data and Shotpoint Maps)
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Boomer
Boomer --- Boomer
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1999-023-FA-SE-002 ( Boomer Subbottom Data images)
1999-023-FA-SE-001 ( Chirp Subbottom Data images)