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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-333-FA

Other ID: 19CCT05, 19CCT06, 19CCT07

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal Sediment Availability and Flux - CSAF (GX.22.MN00.M0Y60.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer Miselis

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Julie Bernier, Nancy DeWitt, Chelsea Stalk

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geophysical shoreface mapping in support of beach and dune monitoring

Vehicle(s): Ford F-250 - Stone Grey, Ford F-350 Dually - Grey (GSA), Chevy Suburban - Silver

Start Port/Location: Rockaway Beach, NY

End Port/Location: Rockaway Beach, NY

Start Date: 2019-09-24

End Date: 2019-10-14

Equipment Used: SP90 GNSS Receiver, Other, Chirp 512i, ODOM-Echotrac CV-100, SBG Ellipse A Motion Sensor, Multibeam Bathymetry System, Castaway-CTD, Valeport MiniSVS, Valeport SVP

Information to be Derived: Seafloor depth, seafloor texture, Holocene stratigraphy

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Multibeam bathymetry (total area collected 109.06 square kilometers, 133 lines), subbottom profiles (74 lines), singlebeam bathymetry (399.76 line-km, 240 lines) and 49 sound velocity casts were collected for this survey.

Staff: Julie Bernier, Daniel Ciarletta, Nancy DeWitt, Andrew Farmer, Billy Reynolds, Chelsea Stalk, Hunter Wilcox

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Additional Staff: Emily Wei
SubFANs:
R/V Shark SBB = 19CCT05
R/V Chum SBB = 19CCT06
Sled = 19CCT07
(R/V Sallenger MBB and seismic will use the main FAN)

2019-333-FA multibeam bathymetry acquisition was split into 2 separate survey efforts, leg 1 (October 4-6, 2019) and Leg 2 (October 24-29, 2019).

Location:

Rockaway Beach, NY, United States, Atlantic Ocean

Boundaries
North: 40.61196925 South: 40.53099105 West: -73.95093262 East: -73.7519449

Platform(s):

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
Sallenger

UTV Trailer

Publications

Forde, A.S., Wei, E.A., DeWitt, N.T., Miselis, J.L., 2021, Archive of chirp subbottom profile data collected in 2019 from Rockaway Peninsula, New York: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9ZO8QKJ.

Stalk, C.A., DeWitt, N.T., Wei, E., Farmer, A.S., Miselis, J.L., Fredericks, J.J., 2020, Coastal bathymetry and backscatter data collected in September and October 2019 from Rockaway Peninsula, New York: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9WNJSFN.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SP90 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
Navigation
2019-333-FA_nav.zip (Navigation data for the entire survey, 1000-shot-interval locations, and start of lines (.csv) )
2019-333-FA_logs.zip (Field Activity Collection System (FACS) logs, acquisition geometry, and geophysical operations log)
Other --- --- ---
Chirp 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2019-333-FA_segy.zip (Digital chirp subbottom trace data (.sgy) )
2019-333-FA_seisimag.zip (Processed subbottom profile images (.gif) )
2019-333-FA_gis.zip (Geospatial files representing the subbottom profile location data)
ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 --- Single Beam
Rockaway_2019_SBES_xyz (Single-beam bathymetry xyz data in both WGS84 (G1762) ellipsoid and NAD83 NAVD88 GEOID12B)
SBG Ellipse A Motion Sensor --- Single Beam
Rockaway_2019_SBES_Tracklines (Single-beam bathymetry tracklines in WGS84 (G1762))
Multibeam Bathymetry System --- Multibeam
Rockaway_2019_MBES_Leg1_Backscatter (Processed acoustic intensity backscatter mosaic, derived from the 1-meter grid, provided as an 8-point GeoTIFF in WGS84 (G1762) ellipsoid)
Rockaway_2019_MBES_Leg2_xyz (Processed elevation point data (xyz) as derived from a 1-meter grid provided in WGS84 (G1762) ellipsoid and NAD83 NAVD88 GEOID12B)
Rockaway_2019_MBES_Leg2_Backscatter (Processed acoustic intensity backscatter mosaic, derived from the 1-meter grid, provided as a 32-bit float GeoTIFF in WGS84 (G1762) ellipsoid)
Rockaway_2019_MBES_Leg1_xyz (Processed elevation point data (xyz) as derived from a 1-meter grid provided in both WGS84 (G1762) ellipsoid and NAD83 NAVD88 GEOID12B)
Castaway-CTD --- Sound Velocity
Valeport MiniSVS --- Sound Velocity
Valeport SVP --- Sound Velocity

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