USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-004-FA

Other ID: RB09-02; B-4-09-NA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: New England, New York and New Jersey continental slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA-PMEL

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map with multibeam sonar the upper continental slope.


Start Date: 2009-05-11

Start Port/Location: Charleston, SC

End Date: 2009-05-25

End Port/Location: Charleston, SC

Equipment Used: SeaBeam 2112, Bathy2100, DGPS, XBT

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 5700 line km of multibeam bathymetry and associated chirp sub-bottom seismic profiling.

Staff: William Danforth, Elizabeth Pendleton, Uri Ten Brink, David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:
LTJG Lindsey Waller
NOAA-PMEL; Leslie Sauter
Brian Kennedy
Shanon Hoy
Emily Allen
Will Sauter - College of Charleston

Project = Potential Tsunami Sources, Potential Tsunami Sources

Location Map:


photo of Ronald H. Brown
Ronald H. Brown


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBeam 2112 --- Multibeam
Bathy2100 --- Sub Bottom Profiler
DGPS --- Navigation
XBT --- Temperature