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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-322-FA

Other ID: subFANS = 18CCT01, 18CCT02, 18CCT03, 18CCT04

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding (Miselis) (GX.13.MN00.GGH02.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer Miselis

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Chelsea Stalk, Billy Reynolds, Joseph Fredericks, Nancy DeWitt

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sound Velocity, Sonar: Single Beam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Reoccupy previous single-beam bathymetry survey tracklines and acquire seismic subbottom lines that traverse the surf zone by beach launching the 512i.

Vehicle(s): Chevy Suburban - Silver, Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA), Rental Vehicle

Start Port/Location: Fire Island National Seashore, Long Island, NY

End Port/Location: Fire Island National Seashore, Long Island, NY

Start Date: 2018-05-30

End Date: 2018-06-20

Equipment Used: Chirp 512i, Other, Other, Collapsible Tripod, Choke Ring Antenna, Ashtech ProFlex 800, Ashtech ProFlex 500

Information to be Derived: Single beam xyz data; sound velocity casts; seismic subbottom profiles; and GPS base station and GPS boat files used to process DGPS.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 416 single beam bathy lines, 193 SVP casts and 115 chirp 512i lines.

Staff: Hunter Wilcox, Lance Thornton, Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Chelsea Stalk, Billy Reynolds, Jennifer Miselis, Joseph Fredericks, Andrew Farmer, Nancy DeWitt

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: R/V Sallenger seismic will be the overall FAN; R/V Sallenger SBB = subFan 18CCT01, R/V Shark SBB = subFAN 18CCT02; R/V Chum SBB = subFAN 18CCT03, Sled = 18CCT04


Fire Island National Seashore, Long Island, NY

North: 40.74121304 South: 40.59687404 West: -73.28274694 East: -72.79535409


photo of Personal Water Craft (Blue WVR2 - Chum)
Personal Water Craft (Blue WVR2 - Chum)
photo of Personal Water Craft (White WVR1 - Shark)
Personal Water Craft (White WVR1 - Shark)
photo of Sallenger



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Chirp 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler ( Processed subbottom profile images (.gif)) ( Survey navigation data (.txt)) ( Survey trackline locations (.mxd, .kml, .shp))
Other --- --- ---
Other --- --- ---
Collapsible Tripod --- Benchmarks
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Ashtech ProFlex 800 --- Benchmarks
Ashtech ProFlex 500 --- Benchmarks

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