Field Activity 1999-045-FA

Identifier 1999-045-FA
Purpose High-resolution mapping of surface and nearsurface geology in nearshore environment.
Location northern North Carolina inner shelf, Little Creek, Duck, Cape Hatteras, Hatteras Inlet, Shackleford Bank, Cape Lookout, Wrightsville Beach, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary Lost much time to bad weather, including Tropical Storm Irene. Weather also forced surveys to be conducted in the lee (south sides) of Capes Hatteras and Lookout, which were not part of the originally-planned survey area.
Info derived Sea floor map; Morphology;
Comments Original Center People field contained: Rob Thieler (PI), Chris Polloni (Watch Leader), Dave Foster (data processing), VeeAnn Cross (data processing), Tom O'Brien (Marine Technology), Dave Nichols (Marine Technology), Barry Irwin (Marine Technology), Glynn Williams (data processing), Bill Danforth (ship mobilization). Information from Foghorn: SIS-1000 sea floor mapper, GeoPulse boomer, mini-sparker, fathometer, Van Veen grab sampler, DGPS navigation, seismic/sidescan processing/archival system, plotter, geophysical data acquisition van, data processing van;
Platform
Atlantic Surveyor
Length 110 feet; beam 26 feet; draft 9 feet.
Itinerary
Start Norfolk, VA 1999-10-07
End Wrightsville Beach, NC 1999-10-27
Days in the field 19
Bounds
West -76.99
East -74.76745605
North 36.57
South 34.55834603

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators E. Robert Thieler
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
E. Robert Thieler
Scientist, Staff
Thomas F O'Brien
Scientist, Staff
David S Foster
Scientist, Staff
David R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
VeeAnn Atnipp Cross
Scientist, Staff
Polloni, Christopher F.
Scientist, Staff
Williams, Glynn
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
VeeAnn Atnipp Cross
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Seismics, Sonar, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sparker, Single Beam, Navigation, Sidescan, Boomer, Geology

Documents: Notes and log books

Cruise log

Name Cruise log
Description Watchstander's log containing navigation, sidescan sonar and subbottom system notes including configuration, performance, acquisition problems, file names, start and end times. Some rows of information prematurely terminated.
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1999-045-FA/NL/001/99045log.pdf
Format PDF
Media type Paper

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
Echosounder
Single Beam
(no data)
Single-beam Furuno.
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Single channel hydrophone
Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Bubble Gun, Sparker, Sub Bottom Profiler
3
1999-045-FA_Boomer_images(38772)
Description JPEG images of boomer seismic data from inner shelf of northern North Carolina.
Data types
Boomer
Format JPEG
Amount 56 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20111015
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2011-1015/isb1999045_seismics.xml
Contact
isb1999045_shot(38775)
Description Boomer shot point navigation.
Data types
Boomer
Format shapefile
Amount 3 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20111015
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2011-1015/isb1999045_shots.xml
Contact
isb1999045_tracklines(38770)
Description Boomer seismic trackline data from USGS cruise 1999-045-FA along the inner continental shelf of northern North Carolina.
Data types
Boomer
Format shapefile
Amount <1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20111015
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2011-1015/isb1999045_seismics.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

GeoPulse uniboom
Boomer
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Van Veen grab sampler
Geology
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

SIS1000 Sidescan sonar
Sidescan
1
iss1999045_tracklines(38774)
Description Published sidescan navigation tracklines from USGS cruise 1999-045-FA along the inner continental shelf of northern North Carolina.
Data types
Sidescan
Format shapefile
Amount <1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20111015
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2011-1015/iss1999045_tracklines.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Sparker
Sparker
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

DGPS
Navigation
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

SIS1000 Chirp Sonar
Sub Bottom Profiler
4
1999-045-FA_Chirp_images(38773)
Description JPEG images of Chirp seismic data from inner shelf of northern North Carolina.
Data types
Sub Bottom Profiler
Format JPEG
Amount 32 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20111015
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2011-1015/isc1999045_seismics.xml
Contact
1999-045-FA-SE-001(34994)
Description Field chirp subbottom data for lines 1-114, OFR02-215.
Format SEG-Y
Amount 1
Physical location WHSC Data Library Digital storage area
SD physical location Data Library
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/cdrom_detail.php?fa=99045,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/1999-045-FA/NL/001/99045log.pdf
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Contact
isc1999045_shots(38776)
Description Chirp shot point navigation.
Data types
Sub Bottom Profiler
Format shapefile
Amount 2
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20111015
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2011-1015/isc1999045_shots.xml
Contact
isc1999045_tracklines(38771)
Description Chirp navigation tracklines from USGS cruise 1999-045-FA along the inner continental shelf of northern North Carolina.
Data types
Sub Bottom Profiler
Format shapefile
Amount <1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20111015
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2011-1015/isc1999045_tracklines.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

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