Field Activity 2011-005-FA

Identifier 2011-005-FA
Purpose Map nearshore/shoreface off Fire Island National Seashore.
Location Fire Island, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary Area of inner shelf/lower shorface offshore of Fire Island, NY mapped using 234 kHz inteferometric sonar and 5 Hz-12 kHz chirp subbottom profiler (water depths >~8m)
Info derived Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;
Comments Barry Irwin, Cheryl Hapke, and Erika Lentz will provide shore support for navigation. Project = Long Island Barrier Island,
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Projects
Platform
130 ft. offshore supply ship
Itinerary
Start Woods Hole, MA 2011-05-18
End Woods Hole, MA 2011-06-09
Days in the field 21
Bounds
West -73.28112
East -72.73797
North 40.75143
South 40.5434

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators William C Schwab
Crew members
Eric Moore
Scientist, Staff
Wayne E Baldwin
Scientist, Staff
Emile Bergeron
Scientist, Staff
Charles R Worley
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Wayne E Baldwin
Specialist, Information
Affiliate staff Paul Gayes (Coastal Carolina University) Brian Johnson (Coastal Carolina University)

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sonar, Seismics
Data type: Navigation, Interferometric, Sound Velocity, Sub Bottom Profiler

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
HYPACK These are the navigation data acquired during survey operations and stored in HYPACK raw format. Navigation 1
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i This system is used to acquire chirp sub-bottom data in a frequency range of 500 Hz to 12 kHz. Sub Bottom Profiler 6
SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz This system is used to acquire swath bathymetric and acoustic backscatter data. Interferometric 4
Sensor - MVP30 (Odim) This system is used to acquire the speed of sound within the water column during survey operations. Sound Velocity 1

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2011-005-FA_HYPACK HYPACK Text files of the RTK-GPS, DGPS and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) navigation collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (WGS 84, HYPACK ASCII text file formats). William C Schwab
2011-005-FA_chimages Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i Images of Edgetech SB-512i chirp subbottom profiler data collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (PNG image format). William C Schwab
2011-005-FA_chirp500sht Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i Shot point navigation at 500-shot intervals for the Edgetech SB-512i chirp subbottom profiler data collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri point shapefile, and unique shot point navigation included in CSV file format). William C Schwab
2011-005-FA_chirptrk Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i Trackline navigation for the Edgetech SB-512i chirp subbottom profiler data collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri polyline shapefile). William C Schwab
fi_cpun Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i 100-meter grid representing the coastal plain unconformity (in meters) beneath the inner-continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, NY (FI_CPUN, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri Binary Grid) Jane F Denny
fi_hiso Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i 50-meter grid representing the Holocene sediment thickness (in meters) on the inner-continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, NY (FI_HISO, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri Binary Grid) Jane F Denny
fi_hts Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i 50-meter grid representing the Holocene transgressive surface (in meters) beneath the inner-continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, NY (FI_HTS, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri Binary Grid) Jane F Denny
2011-005-FA_swathtrk SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz Backscatter and bathymetric trackline navigation for the Bathyswath SWATHplus sonar collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS84, Esri polyline shape file). William C Schwab
FI_Bathy5m SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz 5-meter swath bathymetric grid collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri binary grid file format). William C Schwab
fi_bathygrd SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz 10-meter swath bathymetric grid collected by the U.S. Geological Survey offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri Binary Grid, FI_BATHYGRD) Jane F Denny
FI_sonar5m SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz 5-meter bacscatter mosaic of Bathyswath SWATHplus sonar image collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, 24-bit continuous unsigned integer GeoTIFF format). William C Schwab
2011-005-FA_mvp Sensor - MVP30 (Odim) Locations and data of sound velocity profiles collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri point shapefile, ASCII and PNG image formats). William C Schwab

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity