USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-014-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Brian Andrews, Jane Denny

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jennifer Miselis, USGS St. Peter (PI)

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): 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 the shallow geologic framework within Barnegat Bay, NJ in support of circulation modeling studies


Start Date: 2013-03-11

Start Port/Location: Toms River, NJ

End Date: 2013-04-01

End Port/Location: Toms River, NJ

Equipment Used: SWATHplus-H 468 kHz, HYPACK, SeaBOSS, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 10 survey days, 4 weather/gear days

Staff: Emile Bergeron, Dann Blackwood, William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This field activity was originally scheduled for Fall of 2012 (as 2012-034-FA) but was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy. This will new FAN will be for the rescheduled 2013 work.
Project = Barnegat Bay/NJ Dept of Environ Protection,


New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States, North America

North: 40.10013 South: 39.71986 West: -74.2442 East: -74.00391


photo of Rafael


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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SWATHplus-H 468 kHz --- Interferometric
HYPACK --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
Edgetech Sidescan sonar ---
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler