USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

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):

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

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Wayne Baldwin

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

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


Start Date: 2011-05-18

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2011-06-09

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: HYPACK, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz

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

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 Map:


photo of Scarlet Isabella
Scarlet Isabella


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
HYPACK --- Navigation
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric