Field Activity Details for field activity 2011-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy - Linking Coastal Processes and Vulnerability – Fire Island Regional Study (AE03FJ6)

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Wayne Baldwin

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sound Velocity, Sonar: Interferometric, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map nearshore/shoreface off Fire Island National Seashore.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2011-05-18

End Date: 2011-06-09

Equipment Used: Sensor - MVP30, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, HYPACK

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Area of inner shelf/lower shorface offshore of Fire Island, NY mapped using 234 kHz inteferometric sonar and 5 Hz-12 kHz chirp subbottom profiler (water depths >~8m)

Staff: Charles Worley, Eric Moore, Emile Bergeron, Wayne Baldwin

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Gayes (Coastal Carolina University) Brian Johnson (Coastal Carolina University)

Notes: Barry Irwin, Cheryl Hapke, and Erika Lentz will provide shore support for navigation.
Project = Long Island Barrier Island,

Location:

Fire Island, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 40.69313 South: 40.59727 West: -73.2733 East: -72.91351

Platform(s):

photo of Scarlet Isabella
Scarlet Isabella

Publications

Denny, J.F., Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., Moore, E., and Bergeron, E., 2015, High-resolution geophysical data collected offshore of Fire Island, New York in 2011, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2011-005-FA. doi: 10.5066/F75X2704.

Goff, J.A., Flood, R.D., Austin, J.A., Schwab, W.C., Christensen, B., Browne, C.M., Denny, J.F., and Baldwin, W.E., 2015, The Impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Shoreface and Inner Shelf of Fire Island, New York: Large Bedform Migration and Limited Erosion: Continental Shelf Research, v. 98, pp. 13–25.

Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., and Denny, J.F., 2015, Maps Showing the Change in Modern Sediment Thickness on the Inner Continental Shelf Offshore of Fire Island, New York between 1996-1997 and 2011. doi: 10.3133/ofr20141238.

Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., Denny, J.F., Hapke, C.J., Gayes, P.T., List, J.H., and Warner, J.C., 2014, Modification of the Quaternary Stratigraphic Framework of the Inner-Continental Shelf Offshore of Fire Island by Holocene Marine Transgression: Marine Geology, v. 355, pp. 346–360, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.06.011.

Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., Hapke, C.J., Lentz, E.E., Gayes, P.T., Denny, J.F., List, J.H., and Warner, J.C., 2013, Geologic Evidence for Onshore Sediment Transport from the Inner-Continental Shelf: Fire Island, New York: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 29 no. 3, pp. 526–544.

Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., and Baldwin, W.E., 2015, Maps showing bathymetry and modern sediment thickness on the inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York: pre-Hurricane Sandy: doi: 10.3133/ofr20141203.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sensor - MVP30This system is used to acquire the speed of sound within the water column during survey operations.Sound Velocity
2011-005-FA_mvp ( Locations and data of sound velocity profiles collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri point shapefile, ASCII and PNG image formats).)
SWATHplus-M 234 kHzThis system is used to acquire swath bathymetric and acoustic backscatter data.Interferometric
2011-005-FA_swathtrk ( Backscatter and bathymetric trackline navigation for the Bathyswath SWATHplus sonar collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS84, Esri polyline shape file).)
FI_Bathy5m ( 5-meter swath bathymetric grid collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri binary grid file format).)
FI_sonar5m ( 5-meter bacscatter mosaic of Bathyswath SWATHplus sonar image collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, 24-bit continuous unsigned integer GeoTIFF format).)
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512iThis system is used to acquire chirp sub-bottom data in a frequency range of 500 Hz to 12 kHz.Sub Bottom Profiler
2011-005-FA_chirptrk ( Trackline navigation for the Edgetech SB-512i chirp subbottom profiler data collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri polyline shapefile).)
2011-005-FA_chirp500sht ( Shot point navigation at 500-shot intervals for the Edgetech SB-512i chirp subbottom profiler data collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri point shapefile, and unique shot point navigation included in CSV file format).)
2011-005-FA_chimages ( Images of Edgetech SB-512i chirp subbottom profiler data collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (PNG image format).)
HYPACKThese are the navigation data acquired during survey operations and stored in HYPACK raw format.Navigation
2011-005-FA_HYPACK ( Text files of the RTK-GPS, DGPS and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) navigation collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (WGS 84, HYPACK ASCII text file formats).)

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program