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Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-015-FA

Other ID: 91-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ken Able - Rutgers Univ.

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Study the sedimentology and depositional processes of an inner shelf sand ridge offshore of Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, to understand sand ridge development and how they are affected by modern oceanographic conditions.


Start Port/Location: Rutgers Marine Field Station, Tuckerton, NJ

End Port/Location: Rutgers Marine Field Station, Tuckerton, NJ

Start Date: 1991-06-10

End Date: 1991-06-14

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Klein 531 sidescan, Motorola Mini-Ranger III, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Klein Sidescan Sonar: 18 sq. km; Odom: 15 km; 3.5 kHz: 112 kHz.

Staff: Barry Irwin, David Twichell, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Ken Able and N. Psuty - Rutgers Univ.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Twichell - Ch. Sci., Ken Parolski - Electronics Technician, Barry Irwin - Navigation Technician.


Inner shelf off Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 39.55 South: 39.45 West: -74.3 East: -74.2


photo of Caleta


Paskevich, V.F., Twichell, David C., and Abel, Kenneth W., 1997, Sidescan sonar and navigation field data collected during R/V CALETA 91-1 cruise (10-14 June, 1991): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-868, 2 CD-ROMs.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1991-015-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation
1991-015-FA-LN-002 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV-FINALMINIR, NAV-MINIR, NAV-MINIR, NAV-MINIR, NAV-MINIR, NAV-MINIR, )
1991-015-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 91015)

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