USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-004-FA

Other ID: Moorings 919-933

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): John Warner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brandy Armstrong

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Sonar: Single Beam, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Biology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: CTD

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sett buoys and tripods, moorings 919-933


Start Date: 2012-01-23

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2012-01-26

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, Bottom tripod, Digital camera, Echosounder, HYPACK, SeaBOSS, Current, Pressure, Temperature and salinity, Turbidity, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 6 buoys and 9 tripods were deployed in two round trips to the experiment site. SEABOSS sampling and video were performed.

Staff: Charles Worley, Jeffrey Obelcz, Ellyn Montgomery, Marinna Martini, Jeffrey List, Jonathan Borden, Sandy Baldwin, Brandy Armstrong

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Long Island Barrier Island,


Fire Island, NY

North: 40.65251 South: 40.61187 West: -73.287 East: -73.15796


photo of Connecticut


Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Martini, M.A., and Montgomery, E., 2015, Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for Oceanographic Observations Near Fire Island, January-April 2012: doi: 10.3133/ofr20141159.

Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Schwab, W.C., Voulgaris, G., Armstrong, B., Marshall, N, 2014, Inner-shelf circulation and sediment dynamics on a series of shoreface connected ridges offshore of Fire Island, NY: Ocean Dynamics, v. 64 no. 12, doi: 10.1007/s10236-014-0781-y.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Digital camera --- Photo
2012-004-FA-PH-001 ( photos taken during field operations)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
HYPACK --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
DGPS --- Navigation