USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-050-FA

Other ID: Ron Brown HC02

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman, James M. Robb

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Rona (Rutgers University)

Information Specialist(s): James M. Robb

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Environmental Data: CTD, Sampling: Chemistry, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bathymetric mapping of the continental slope and rise areas adjacent to Hudson Canyon using multibeam echo-sounding and 3.5 kHz profiling.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2002-08-27

Start Port/Location: Miami, FL

End Date: 2002-09-15

End Port/Location: New York, NY

Equipment Used: SeaBeam 2112, ODEC 3.5 kHz, CTD, Niskin water sampler, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 60x110 nmi (111x204 km) bathymetric map; water depths and backscatter recorded by Seabeam system; ODEC 3.5 kHz profile digital data along ~2600 nmi (~4815 km) of track.

Staff: James M. Robb, Tammie Middleton

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Rona (Rutgers
Chief Scientist); Tom Bolmer (WHOI contractor
multibeam mapping); Laura Cottrell
(SUNY-Stony Brook
methane); Kyle Kingman (Rutgers
watchstander); Lisa Weiss (Rutgers
outreach)

Notes: Processing required; attempt to minimize artifacts of poorly corrected ship-roll in bathymetry data. Seismic line info and navigation track not yet available. Contact Mary Scranton, SUNY, for station information. Original Center People field contained: James Robb (co-chief sci), Tammie Middleton (GIS). Original Submitted By field contained: Jim Robb, Brad Butman.
Project = Hudson Canyon Mapping, Hudson Canyon Mapping

Location:

Hudson Canyon, continental slope, continental rise, New York, New Jersey, New York Bight, mid-Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 39.75 South: 38.25 West: -72.58 East: -70.5

Platform(s):

photo of Ronald H. Brown
Ronald H. Brown

Publications

Butman, B., Twichell, David C., Rona, Peter A., Tucholke, Brian E., Middleton, Tammie J., and Robb, James M., 2006, Sea floor topography and backscatter intensity of the Hudson Canyon region offshore of New York and New Jersey: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1441/.

Chaytor, J.D., ten Brink, Uri S., Solow, Andrew R., and Andrews, Brian D., 2009, Size distribution of submarine landslides along the U.S. Atlantic margin: Marine Geology, v. 264 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.08.007.

Geist, E.L., Lynett, Patrick J., and Chaytor, Jason D., 2009, Hydrodynamic modeling of tsunamis from the Currituck landslide: Marine Geology, v. 264 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.09.005.

ten Brink, U.S., Barkan, R., Andrews, B.D., and Chaytor, J.D., 2009, Size distributions and failure initiation of submarine and subaerial landslides: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 287 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.07.031.

Twichell, D.C., Chaytor, Jason D., ten Brink, Uri S., and Buczkowski, Brian, 2009, Morphology of late Quaternary submarine landslides along the U.S. Atlantic continental margin: Marine Geology, v. 264 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.01.009.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBeam 2112 --- Multibeam
2002-050-FA-BA-001 ( DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, )
ODEC 3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2002-050-FA-SE-001 ( DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, )
2002-050-FA-SE-002 ( DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, )
CTD --- CTD
2002-050-FA-OM-001 ( DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, )
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
2002-050-FA-LN-001 ( DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, )