USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-014-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;, Fire Island, New York, USA

Principal Investigator(s): John Warner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brandy Armstrong

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings 919 - 933


Start Date: 2012-04-16

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2012-04-20

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera, DGPS, Sensors - other mooring, Echosounder, Bottom tripod, HYPACK, Current, Pressure, Temperature and salinity, Turbidity

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Six moorings and nine tripods successfully recovered without incident.

Staff: Brandy Armstrong, Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Erika Lentz, Marinna Martini, Jeffrey Obelcz

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Long Island Barrier Island,

Location Map:


photo of Connecticut


Montgomery, E., Sherwood, C, Studying seafloor bedforms using autonomous stationary imaging and profiling sonars: OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE Proceedings Paper, .

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
Digital camera --- Photo
2012-014-FA-PH-001 ( Photos taken during preparation, deployment and recovery. )
DGPS --- Navigation
Sensors - other mooring --- CTD
Mooring (physical oceanography)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
HYPACK --- Navigation
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)