Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Brian Andrews
Affiliate Investigator(s): Jen Miselis, St. Pete
Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity, Location-Elevation: Transects, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map sediments and stratigraphy of the Bay.
Start Port/Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
End Port/Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
Start Date: 2012-03-19
End Date: 2012-04-13
Equipment Used: HYPACK, SeaBOSS, SWATHplus-H 468 kHz, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, Digital camera
Information to be Derived: Stratigraphy and sediment distribution.
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: R/V Rafael collected 1050 kms of bathymetry, backscatter, and seismics, along tracklines spaced 50-m apart between 20 Mar (JD080) and 8 April (JD090), 2012. Mini-SEABOSS survey operations (10-12 April, 2012) collected bottom photographs, video and sediment samples at ~ 81 stations.
Staff: William Pfeiffer, Nancy DeWitt, Noreen Buster, Emile Bergeron, Dann Blackwood, William Danforth, David Foster, Barry Irwin, Eric Moore, Aaron Turecek, Charles Worley
Notes: This project is OFA funded through WHCMSC, the SPCMSC is providing staff and equipment. The St. Pete swath system (SwathPlus +H) will be unavailable during this time. The survey will be conducted from the WHCMSC vessel, the R/V Rafael.
Barnegat Bay, NJ
Andrews, B.D., Miselis, J.L., Danforth, W.W., Irwin, B.J., Worley, C.R., Bergeron, E., and Blackwood, D, 2015, Marine Geophysical data collected in a shallow back-barrier estuary: Barnegat Bay, New Jersey: doi: 10.3133/ds937.
Defne, Z., Ganju, N, 2014, Quantifying the residence time and flushing characteristics of a shallow, back-barrier estuary: application of hydrodynamic and particle tracking models: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 38 no. 5, pp. 1719–1734, doi: 10.1007/s12237-014-9885-3.