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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):

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


Start Port/Location: Tuckerton, NJ

End Port/Location: Tuckerton, NJ

Start Date: 2013-09-09

End Date: 2013-09-19

Equipment Used: DGPS, HYPACK, SeaBOSS, Sensor - SVP, SWATHplus-H 468 kHz, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, 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:

Project = Barnegat Bay Seafloor Mapping,


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

North: 39.67126 South: 39.49344 West: -74.4049 East: -74.20441


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.


Data Acquired

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

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