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Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-007-FA

Other ID: SEAX95007

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Assess the shallow sediment framework: the first phase of comprehensive environmental study of the New York Bight area.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Toms River, NJ

Start Date: 1995-05-07

End Date: 1995-05-25

Equipment Used: SIS1000 Chirp Sonar, DGPS, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, Water gun (wh), 3.5 kHz, Van Veen grab sampler, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth, Jane Denny, David Foster, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Meade Allison - Texas A&M
Linda Lotto - ECO
Anna Estes - Wesleyan Univ.
William Corso - USACOE
Michael Lee - Texas A&M

Notes: Project = EEZ Mapping NY-NJ, EEZ Mapping NY-NJ

Location:

New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Boundaries
North: 40.6 South: 40.34 West: -73.91 East: -73.48

Platform(s):

photo of Seaward Explorer
Seaward Explorer

Publications

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20061187.

Butman, B., 1998, Mapping the sea-floor geology offshore of the New York - New Jersey metropolitan region: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 133-98, https://doi.org/10.3133/fs13398.

Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Knowles, S.C., May, B., and Serrett, L., 2002, Sea floor topography and backscatter intensity of the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS), offshore of New York, based on multibeam surveys conducted in 1996, 1998, and 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-503, DVD-ROM, URL: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr2000503.

Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Schwab, W.C., and Buchholtz ten Brink, M.R., Multibeam bathymetric and backscatter maps of the upper Hudson Shelf Valley and adjacent shelf, offshore of New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-616, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr98616.

Denny, J.F., and Schwab, W.C., 1999, Archive of sidescan-sonar and DGPS navigation data collected during USGS Cruise SEAX95007, 8 May-24 May, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr99356.

Hill, J.C., Schwab, W.C., and Foster, D.S., 2001, Archive of Datasonics SIS-1000 CHIRP subbottom data, collected during USGS Cruise SEAX 95007, New York Bight, 7-25 May, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr0197.

Hill, J.C., Schwab, W.C., and Foster, D.S., 2001, Archive of water gun subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise SEAX 95007, New York Bight, 7-25 May, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr01157.

Schwab, W.C., Corso, W., Allison, M.A., Butman, B., Denny, J.F., Lotto, L.L., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., O'Brien, T.F., Nichols, D.R., Irwin, B.J., and Parolski, K.F., 1997, Mapping the sea-floor geology offshore of the New York - New Jersey metropolitan area using sidescan sonar: Preliminary report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-61, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr9761.

Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S, Swift, B.A., Lotto, L.L., Allison, M.A., and Thieler, E.R., 2000, Seafloor characterization offshore of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area using sidescan sonar: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-295, URL: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr00295.

Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., Foster, D.S., Lotto, L.L., Allison, M.A., Uchupi, E., Swift, B.A., Danforth, W.W., Thieler, E.R., and Butman, B., 2002, High-resolution Quaternary seismic stratigraphy of the New York Bight Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-152, DVD-ROM, URL: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr2002152.

Portals/Viewers

FAN 1995-007-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to http://www.geomapapp.org/ and http://www.virtualocean.org/. See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/images.php?cruise=1995-007-FA.

Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's report including personnel, purpose, equipment, tabulated information, seismic line list, sample locations.
Q-Mips log SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Watchstanders' handwritten Q-Mips log containing line and file names, start and end times, equipment configuration, data acquisition notes, seafloor characterizations
Q-Mips log SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Typed Q-Mips log containing line and file names, start and end times, equipment configuration, data acquisition notes, seafloor characterizations
Seismic log Water gun (wh) Water gun configuration, DGPS navigation, and data acquisition notes.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SIS1000 Chirp Sonar --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-007-FA-SE-001-01 (chirp subbottom data and images)
1995-007-FA-SE-001 (Digital tape(s) of chirp subbottom)
Chirp seismic data
DGPS --- Navigation
Chirp navigation
1995-007-FA-LN-001-02 (Sidscan sonar navigation data)
1995-007-FA-LN-001-03 (Chirp sonar navigation data)
1995-007-FA-LN-001-01 (Water gun navigation data)
Water gun navigation
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1995-007-FA-SO-001-01 (Sidescan sonar data and images)
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
1995-007-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Bubble Gun
Sparker
Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-007-FA-SE-002-01 (Water gun data and images)
Water gun data
1995-007-FA-SE-002 (Digital tape(s) of watergun seismics)

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