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Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-014-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Brian Andrews, Jane Denny

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jennifer Miselis, USGS St. Peter (PI)

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): Sonar: Interferometric, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Biological Field Study: Experiments (biological), Biological Field Study: Surveys (biological), Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID, Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the shallow geologic framework within Barnegat Bay, NJ in support of circulation modeling studies


Start Port/Location: Toms River, NJ

End Port/Location: Toms River, NJ

Start Date: 2013-03-11

End Date: 2013-04-01

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital video camera, Canon G12, SEA SWATHplus-H 468 kHz, HYPACK, Edgetech 4200 sidescan, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 10 survey days, 4 weather/gear days

Staff: Emile Bergeron, Dann Blackwood, William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This field activity was originally scheduled for Fall of 2012 (as 2012-034-FA) but was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy. This will new FAN will be for the rescheduled 2013 work.
Project = Barnegat Bay/NJ Dept of Environ Protection,


New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States, North America

North: 40.09896742 South: 39.74521015 West: -74.21005241 East: -74.03396619


photo of Rafael


Andrews, B.D., Miselis, J.L., Danforth, W.W., Irwin, B.J., Worley, C.R., Bergeron, E.M., and Blackwood, D.S., 2015, Marine geophysical data collected in a shallow back-barrier estuary, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey (ver. 1.1, September 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 937, 15 p.,

Andrews, B.D., Defne, Z., Miselis, J.L., and Ganju, N.K., 2015, Continuous terrain model for water circulation studies, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, U. S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSSStainless steel framework that measures 1.1 x 1.1 meters and weighs 167 kilograms overall. House a van veen grab sampler as well as a having a digital camera and video camera mounted on the frame.Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Digital video cameraVideo camera mounted on the SEABOSS frameVideo
Canon G12Canon PowerShot G12, is mounted in a machined Delrin housing with a flat port and mounted on the SEABOSS frame.Photo
SEA SWATHplus-H 468 kHz --- Interferometric
HYPACK --- Navigation
Edgetech 4200 sidescan --- Sidescan
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler

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