Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
Principal Investigator(s): PARTNER
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, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterize seafloor and subsurface geology of Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor.
Start Date: 2013-03-11
Start Port/Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
End Date: 2013-04-01
End Port/Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
Equipment Used: SWATHplus-H 468 kHz, HYPACK, SeaBOSS, Seismic reflection, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, Real Time Kinematic GPS
Information to be Derived: Bathymetry and lithology
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, Brian Andrews, Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin, Eric Moore, Charles Worley
Notes: Note: Due to Hurricane Sandy, this activity was rescheduled from 11/28/12 - 12/16/12 to the dates currently listed. This is a collaboration with the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center aboard the R/V Raphael. The Swath-468kHz transducers will be unavailable during this time.