Field Activity 2012-003-FA

Identifier 2012-003-FA
Purpose Map sediments and stratigraphy of the Bay.
Location Barnegat Bay, NJ
Summary R/V Rafael collected 1050 kms of bathymetry, backscatter, and seismics, along tracklines spaced 50-m apart between 20 Mar (JD080) and 8 April (JD090), 2012. Mini-SEABOSS survey operations (10-12 April, 2012) collected bottom photographs, video and sediment samples at ~ 81 stations.
Info derived Stratigraphy and sediment distribution.
Comments This project is OFA funded through WHCMSC, the SPCMSC is providing staff and equipment. The St. Pete swath system (SwathPlus +H) will be unavailable during this time. The survey will be conducted from the WHCMSC vessel, the R/V Rafael.
26-ft NPS Parker
25 feet
Start Barnegat Bay, NJ 2012-03-19
End Barnegat Bay, NJ 2012-04-13
West -74.192
East -74.0737
North 39.9531
South 39.7291
Marine operations Yes


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Jennifer L Miselis
Crew members
Nancy T DeWitt
Scientist, Staff
Noreen A Buster
Scientist, Staff
Pfeiffer, William
Scientist, Staff

Data types and categories

Data category: Seismics, Biological Field Study, Electro-Magnetic, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Sonar, Visual Identification
Data type: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sidescan, Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological), Resistivity, Photo, Video, Navigation, Transects, Biology, Geology, Interferometric, Multibeam, Species ID

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
SEA SWATHplus-H 468 kHz Interferometric 2
HYPACK Navigation (no data reported)
SeaBOSS Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological), Species ID, Photo, Video, Geology, Biology (no data reported)
Edgetech 4200 sidescan Sidescan (no data reported)
Digital camera Photo 1
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
WHSC-003-FA-PH-001 Digital camera photos taken during field operations Jennifer L Miselis

Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
bbtg10m SEA SWATHplus-H 468 kHz Continuous terrain model for water circulation studies, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey (10 meter resolution, 32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM 18, WGS 84). Includes USGS data and NOAA data. Brian Andrews
TerrainBnd SEA SWATHplus-H 468 kHz Polygon boundaries for source data of a continuous terrain model for water circulation studies: Barnegat Bay, New Jersey (Esri polygon shapefile, Geographic, WGS 84) Brian Andrews


Samples collected during this field activity