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.

Vehicle(s):

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:

Platform(s):

photo of Scarlet Isabella
Scarlet Isabella

Publications

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

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., 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: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1203, doi: 10.3133/ofr20141203.

Data Acquired

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