Field Activity 1996-040-FA

Identifier 1996-040-FA
Purpose High-resolution sea floor mapping nearshore Fire Island, New York.
Location inner shelf out 5 nm, Fire Island, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Comments Project is a continuation of USGS high-resolution sea-floor mapping efforts off the NY-NJ Metropolitan area. Project = EEZ Shelf Mapping; New York Metropolitan Region, EEZ Shelf Mapping; New York Metropolitan Region
Diane G
103 feet
Start Woods Hole, MA 1996-09-04
End Woods Hole, MA 1996-09-24
Days in the field 21
West -73.54782254
East -72.94799653
North 40.70053817
South 40.50034121


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators William C Schwab
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
William C Schwab
Scientist, Staff
Jane F Denny
Scientist, Staff
David S Foster
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
VeeAnn A. Cross
Scientist, Staff
Haase, Eric
Scientist, Staff
Parolski, Kenneth F.
Scientist, Staff
Taylor, Michael
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Jane F Denny
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Steve Couch - USACOE

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics, Sonar, Sampling, Imagery
Data type: Boomer, Navigation, Sub Bottom Profiler, Sidescan, Biology, Geology, Photo, Video

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Navigation log Navigation log containing lines numbers, start and end times, diskette changes, data acquisition notes, station times, trackmap.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
GeoPulse uniboom Boomer (no data reported)
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Sparker 2
SIS1000 Chirp Sonar Sub Bottom Profiler 3
DGPS Navigation 3
3.5 kHz Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Sidescan (no data reported)
ISIS Sidescan (no data reported)
Grab sampler Biology, Geology 1
Camera- deep sea Photo (no data reported)
Video camera - deep sea Video (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1996-040-FA-SE-001-01 Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer Boomer Subbottom Data - SEG-Y data files and images. David S Foster
Boomer seismic data Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer Linda P McCarthy
1996-040-FA-SE-001-02 SIS1000 Chirp Sonar CHIRP Subbottom Data - SEG-Y data files and images. David S Foster
1996-040-FA-SE-002 SIS1000 Chirp Sonar Remastered DVD disk of Chirp subbottom data, lines 1-79. Linda P McCarthy
Chirp seismic data SIS1000 Chirp Sonar Linda P McCarthy
1996-040-FA-LN-001-01 DGPS Processed navigation Nancy K. Soderberg
Boomer navigation DGPS Linda P McCarthy
Chirp navigation DGPS Linda P McCarthy
1996-040-FA-SC-001 Grab sampler GRAB samples Brian Buczkowski


Samples collected during this field activity