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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-002-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

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

Principal Investigator(s): Laura Brothers, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s): Carter DuVal, Univ Delaware (grad student)

Information Specialist(s): Elizabeth Pendleton

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Wave, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Sound Velocity, Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: map inner shelf bathymetry, surficial sediment type, geologic framework

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole (van mob); Ocean City, MD (people)

End Port/Location: Ocean City, MD (some gear, people); Woods Hole (van demob)

Start Date: 2014-06-16

End Date: 2014-07-25

Equipment Used: GoPro camera, SeaBOSS, GeoEel 16-channel hydrophone, ADCP 300 kHz, Real Time Kinematic GPS, SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Sensor - MVP30 (Odim), Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar, DGPS, S-Boom seismic source, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;Seismic stratigraphic framework

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected swath bathymetry, sidescan sonar, chirp and multi-channel seismic reflection, bottom photos, sediment samples, and ADCP data

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Wayne Baldwin, Emile Bergeron, Laura Brothers, William Danforth, David Foster, Alexander Nichols, E. Robert Thieler, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Vans, winches, gear were loaded in Woods Hole on Friday 13 June. Final cruise mobilization Ocean City, MD was Monday 16 June. Initial cruise demob Ocean City, MD on Friday, 25 July. Vans, winches were unloaded Woods Hole on Monday, 28 July.

Crew change on Tuesday 01 July.


other equipment:
Klein 3000 Sidescan sonar 100 &500 kHz
Edgetech 512i subbottom profiler

Location:

Delmarva peninsula, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Boundaries
North: 38.45454474 South: 37.51214671 West: -75.61279904 East: -74.67105018

Platform(s):

photo of Scarlett Isabella
Scarlett Isabella

Publications

Ellis, A.M., Shaw, J.E., Osterman, L.E., Smith, C.G.,, 2018, The Foraminifera of Chincoteague Bay, Assateague Island, and the Surrounding Areas: a Regional Distribution Study: Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 48 no. 3, pp. 223–240, doi: 10.2113/gsjfr.48.3.223.

Ellis, A.M., Wheaton, C.J., Smith, C.G., 2017, Archive of sediment physical properties and grain-size data for sediment samples collected offshore of Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7HX19WB.

Brothers, L.L., Foster, D.S., Pendleton, E.A., and Thieler, E.R., Distribution and Tentative Ages of an Extensive Paleochannel Network Offshore of the Delmarva Peninsula. [abs.]: , GSA 2015 Fall Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, November 1-4, 2015.

Brothers, L.L., Thieler, E.R., Pendleton, E., Foster, D., Danforth, W., Baldwin, W., and Ackerman, S, New Regional-Scale Geophysical Observations of the Delmarva Peninsula, U.S.A. Inner Continental Shelf [abs.]: , 2014 AGU Fall Meeting.

Brothers, L.L., Thieler, E.R., Pendleton, E.A., 2014, Hurricane Sandy: Linking Coastal Processes and Vulnerability along the Delmarva Peninsula: .

Pendleton, E.A., Brothers, L.L., Thieler, E.R., and Sweeney E.M., 2017, Sand ridge morphology and bedform migration patterns derived from bathymetry and backscatter on the inner-continental shelf offshore of Assateague Island, USA: Continental Shelf Research, v. 144, p. 80-97, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.06.021.

Pendleton, E.A., Sweeney, E.M., and Brothers, L.L., 2019, Optimizing an inner-continental shelf geologic framework investigation through data repurposing and machine learning: Geosciences, v. 9, issue 6, https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9050231.

Pendleton, E.A., Ackerman, S.D., Baldwin, W.E., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., Thieler, E.R., and Brothers, L.L., 2016, High-resolution geophysical data collected along the Delmarva Peninsula, 2014, USGS Field Activity 2014-002-FA (ver. 4.0, October 2016): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MW2F60.

Pendleton, E.A., Brothers, L.L., Sweeney, E.S., Thieler, E.R., and Foster, D.S., 2017, Sediment texture and geomorphology of the sea floor from Fenwick Island, Maryland to Fisherman's Island, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F78K779J.

Wehmiller, J.F., Brothers, L.L., Ramsey, K.W., Foster, D.S., Mattheus, C.R., Hein, C.J., Shawler, J.L., 2021, Molluscan aminostratigraphy of the US Mid-Atlantic Quaternary coastal system: Implications for onshore-offshore correlation, paleochannel and barrier island evolution, and local late Quaternary sea-level history: Quaternary Geochronology doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101177.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GoPro cameraMounted on the SEABOSS sampling system to acquire seabed photos and video.Photo
Video
2014-002-FA_photos (Location of bottom photographs along with images collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2014 along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (JPEG images and Esri point shapefile, Geographic, WGS 84)
SeaBOSSModified Van Veen sampler mounted with GoPro cameras on the Seaboss Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Photo
Video
Geology
Biology
2014-002-FA_samples (Location and analysis of sediment samples collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2014 along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (Esri point shapefile and CSV file, Geographic, WGS 84))
GeoEel 16-channel hydrophoneMCS seismic data were collected using S-Boom source and a 100-m long GeoEel 16 channel streamer.Multichannel
2014-002-FA_MCS_rp100 (Reflection point navigation at 100 trace intervals for multichannel boomer seismic-reflection data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (Esri point shapefile and CSV, GCS WGS 84))
2014-002-FA_MCS_Tracklines (Tracklines of multichannel boomer seismic-reflection data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84))
2014-002-FA_MCS_Images (Multi-channel boomer seismic-reflection profiles collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014)
ADCP 300 kHz --- Current
Wave
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHzused to acquire swath bathymetry and backscatterInterferometric
2014-002-FA_5m_MLLWbathy (5-meter Swath bathymetry data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84))
2014-002-FA_Swath_Tracklines (Trackline navigation for Swath bathymetry collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84))
2014-002-FA_SwathBS_2m (2-meter Swath interferometric backscatter data collected in 2014 by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (8-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84))
Sensor - MVP30 (Odim)These data are collected to supply to swath interferometric raw data to correct for CTD changes (refraction) in the water columnSound Velocity
MVP profile images and locations (shapefile) (Location of sound velocity profiles along with profile plots collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2014 along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (PNG images, CSV text, and Esri point shapefile, GCS, WGS 84))
Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonarUsed to acquire high and low frequency sidescan sonarSidescan
2014-002-FA_Klein_Tracklines (Trackline navigation for Klein 3000 sidescan-sonar data collected by the U.S. Geological along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84))
2014-002-FA_Klein_1m (1-meter sidescan-sonar mosaic image collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84))
DGPSDGPS used to log navigation through HYPACKNavigation
2014-002-FA_HYPACK (Text files of the navigation logged with HYPACK Software during survey 2014-002-FA conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014)
S-Boom seismic sourceMCS seismic data were collected using S-Boom source and a 100-m long GeoEel 16 channel streamerBoomer
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2014-002-FA_512i_500sht (Shot point navigation at even 500 shot intervals for Edgetech SB-512i seismic-reflection data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (Esri point shapefile and CSV, GCS WGS 84))
2014-002-FA_512i_Tracklines (Trackline navigation for Edgetech SB-512i seismic-reflection data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84))
2014-002-FA_512i_Images (PNG formatted images of Edgetech SB-512i chirp seismic-reflection profiles collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014)

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