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Field Activity Details for field activity 2011-041-FA

Other ID: R-41-11-NJ

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy - Coastal Vulnerability and Resource Assessment, Delmarva Peninsula (AE03FKC)

Principal Investigator(s): William Danforth, Brian Andrews

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jen Miselis, St. Pete

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sound Velocity, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sidescan, Location-Elevation: Transects, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the shallow geologic framework of Barnegat Bay, NJ


Start Port/Location: Toms River, NJ

End Port/Location: Toms River, NJ

Start Date: 2011-10-30

End Date: 2011-11-08

Equipment Used: Interferometric Bathymetry System, HYPACK, Sensor - MVP30, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, Klein 3000

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project Name Marine Tech/Sea Floor Mapping


Barnegat Bay, NJ

North: 40.072 South: 39.775 West: -74.221 East: -74.039


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: U. S. Geological Survey Data Series 937, doi: 10.3133/ds937.

Defne, Z., Ganju, N, 2014, Quantifying the residence time and flushing characteristics of a shallow, back-barrier estuary: application of hydrodynamic and particle tracking models: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 38 no. 5, pp. 1719–1734, doi: 10.1007/s12237-014-9885-3.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Interferometric Bathymetry System --- Interferometric
2011-041-FA-BA-001 ( SWATHplus 486 kHz bathymetry/backscatter data on 5 BD-R disks for 330 kms of data collected during 8 days of 12 hours ops along tracklines 50-25 kms apart in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.)
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
HYPACK --- Navigation
Sensor - MVP30 --- Sound Velocity

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