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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-034-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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 Port/Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ

End Port/Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ

Start Date: 2013-03-11

End Date: 2013-04-01

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

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

Affiliate Staff:

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.


Barnegat Bay, NJ

North: 40.0654 South: 39.7212 West: -74.2065 East: -74.0442


26-ft NPS Parker
photo of Rafael



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SWATHplus-H 468 kHz --- Interferometric
HYPACK --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
Seismic reflection --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Edgetech Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation

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