Field Activity 2002-050-FA

Identifier 2002-050-FA
Alternate names Ron Brown HC02
Purpose Bathymetric mapping of the continental slope and rise areas adjacent to Hudson Canyon using multibeam echo-sounding and 3.5 kHz profiling.
Location Hudson Canyon, continental slope, continental rise, New York, New Jersey, New York Bight, mid-Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary 60x110 nmi (111x204 km) bathymetric map; water depths and backscatter recorded by Seabeam system; ODEC 3.5 kHz profile digital data along ~2600 nmi (~4815 km) of track.
Comments Processing required; attempt to minimize artifacts of poorly corrected ship-roll in bathymetry data. Seismic line info and navigation track not yet available. Contact Mary Scranton, SUNY, for station information. Original Center People field contained: James Robb (co-chief sci), Tammie Middleton (GIS). Original Submitted By field contained: Jim Robb, Brad Butman. Project = Hudson Canyon Mapping, Hudson Canyon Mapping
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Platform
Length: 274 feet; Beam: 53 feet
Itinerary
Start Miami, FL 2002-08-27
End New York, NY 2002-09-15
Days in the field 20
Bounds
West -72.58
East -70.5
North 39.75
South 38.25

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Bradford ButmanRobb, James M.
Crew members
Robb, James M.
Scientist, Staff
Middleton, Tammie
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Robb, James M.
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Peter Rona (Rutgers University)
Affiliate staff Peter Rona (Rutgers, Chief Scientist); Tom Bolmer (WHOI contractor, multibeam mapping); Laura Cottrell, (SUNY-Stony Brook, methane); Kyle Kingman (Rutgers, watchstander); Lisa Weiss (Rutgers, outreach)

Data types and categories

Data category: Sonar, Seismics, Environmental Data, Sampling, Location-Elevation
Data type: Multibeam, Sub Bottom Profiler, CTD, Chemistry, Navigation

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Event log Watchstanders' event log describing Sea Beam swath bathymetry, ODEC 3.5 kHz, line and file names, start and end times, ship movement, equipment performance, data acquisition notes, etc.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
SeaBeam 2112 Multibeam 8
ODEC 3.5 kHz Sub Bottom Profiler 2
CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl CTD 1
Niskin bottle Chemistry (no data reported)
GPS (wh) Navigation 2

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2002-050-FA-BA-001 SeaBeam 2112 DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, Nancy K. Soderberg
hc_facies SeaBeam 2112 Sea-floor environments in the Hudson Canyon region (polyline shapefile, geographic, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hc_morph SeaBeam 2112 Geomorphic provinces in the Hudson Canyon region (polyline shapefile, geographic, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hc_rb_backi SeaBeam 2112 GeoTIFF image of the backscatter intensity of the sea floor of the Hudson Canyon region (100-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hc_rb_bath100 SeaBeam 2112 Bathymetry of the Hudson Canyon region (100-m resolution Esri binary grid and 32-bit GeoTIFF, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hc_rb_srback SeaBeam 2112 GeoTIFF image of the shaded-relief bathymetry, pseudo-colored by backscatter intensity, of the sea floor of the Hudson Canyon region (100-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hc_rb_srelief315 SeaBeam 2112 GeoTIFF image of shaded-relief bathymetry, illuminated from 315 degrees, of the sea floor of the Hudson Canyon region (100-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hc_rb_srelief45 SeaBeam 2112 GeoTIFF image of shaded-relief bathymetry, illuminated from 45 degrees, of the sea floor of the Hudson Canyon region (100-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
2002-050-FA-SE-001 ODEC 3.5 kHz DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, Nancy K. Soderberg
2002-050-FA-SE-002 ODEC 3.5 kHz DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, Nancy K. Soderberg
2002-050-FA-OM-001 CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, Nancy K. Soderberg
2002-050-FA-LN-001 GPS (wh) DVD ROM disk of RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW ODEC BATHY, RAW NAV,CTD,ADCP,SST,SST, PIX, RAW SEABEAM, SEAVIEW, ALL BATHY,NAV,PO,SEABEAM,SEAVW, Nancy K. Soderberg
hc_rb_nav GPS (wh) Tracklines of a multibeam survey of the sea floor of the Hudson Canyon region carried out in 2002 (polyline shapefile, geographic, WGS 84) Bradford Butman

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity