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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-072-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy - Linking Coastal Processes and Vulnerability – Fire Island Regional Study (AE03FJ6)

Principal Investigator(s): William Danforth, William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): Steve Couch, USACE

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the seafloor offshore Fire Island, NY as part of the post-Sandy research efforts

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

End Port/Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

Start Date: 2014-01-01

End Date: 2014-03-31

Equipment Used: R2Sonic 2024 multibeam echosounder, DGPS

Information to be Derived: seafloor depth and backscatter

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: seafloor depth and backscatter

Staff: William Danforth, Jane Denny, William Schwab

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Funding project is GX13LQ00FJ62B

Location:

Fire Island, New York, Long Island, Atlantic Ocean, United States

Boundaries
North: 40.78132134 South: 40.53134207 West: -73.364 East: -72.75006104

Platform(s):

photo of Shearwater - Alpine Ocean
Shearwater - Alpine Ocean

Publications

Denny, J.F., Danforth, W.W., Couch, S., and Schwab, W.C., 2015, Swath bathymetry collected offshore of Fire Island and western Long Island, New York in 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-072-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7C827BX.

Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Denny, J.F., Liste, M., and Safak, I., 2017, Change in morphology and modern sediment thickness on the inner-continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York between 2011 and 2014—Assessing the effect of hurricane impact: Marine Geology, v. 391, p. 48-64, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2017.07.010.

Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., and Denny, J.F., 2016, Assessing the impact of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy on the morphology and modern sediment thickness on the inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York: U.S. Geologic Survey Open-File Report 2015-1238, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151238.

Warner, J.C., Schwab, W.C., List, J.H., Safak, I., Liste, M., and Baldwin, W., 2017, Inner-shelf ocean dynamics and seafloor morphologic changes during Hurricane Sandy: Continental Shelf Research, v. 138, pp. 1–18, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.02.003.

Portals/Viewers

Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise log R2Sonic 2024 multibeam echosounder Acquisition and processing logs maintained by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., during U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-072-FA offshore of southern Long Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey mapping effort.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
R2Sonic 2024 multibeam echosounderThis system was used to acquire swath bathymetry and acoustic backscatter.Multibeam
NYB_MB5m_2014 (5-meter swath bathymetric grid collected by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., offshore of western Long Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and USGS mapping effort (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri binary grid file format).)
2014-072-FA_NYB_Sonar5m (5-meter backscatter image collected by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., offshore of western Long Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey mapping effort (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, 32-bit continuous unsigned integer GeoTIFF format).)
2014-072-FA_FI_Sonar5m (5-meter backscatter image collected by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and USGS mapping effort (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, 32-bit continuous unsigned integer GeoTIFF format).)
FI_MB5m_2014 (5-meter swath bathymetric grid collected by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and USGS mapping effort (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri binary grid file format).)
DGPSDGPS navigation were collected during survey operations. (These data were collected by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey mapping effort. The data reside with Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc.)Navigation
2014-072-FA_Alpine_Logs (Acquisition and processing logs maintained by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., during U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-072-FA offshore of southern Long Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey mapping effort.)

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