USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-030-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, United States, North America

Principal Investigator(s): Brian Andrews

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

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, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Complete marine geophysical survey of Barnegat Bay and Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2013-09-09

Start Port/Location: Tuckerton, NJ

End Date: 2013-09-19

End Port/Location: Tuckerton, NJ

Equipment Used: SWATHplus-H 468 kHz, HYPACK, SeaBOSS, Sensor - SVP, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, DGPS, Real Time Kinematic GPS, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Conducted 6 days of geophysical mapping during 12 hour days on R/V Rafael working from Tuckerton, NJ. 1 day of SEABOSS samples/video/photos, Collected approximately 280 kms of bathymetry, backscatter, and seismics. Occupied 15 SEABOSS stations and collected sediment samples, bottom video and photography at each station

Staff: Dann Blackwood, William Danforth, Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:

Notes:
Project = Barnegat Bay Seafloor Mapping,

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Rafael
Rafael

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SWATHplus-H 468 kHz --- Interferometric
Multibeam
HYPACK --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Surveys
Photo
Video
Biology
Geology
Species ID
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity
Edgetech Sidescan sonar ---
DGPS --- Navigation
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler