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Summary Information for Field Activity 2011-005-FA

Area of Operations: Fire Island, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 18, 2011 to June 09, 2011

Chief scientist: Bill Schwab

Objectives: Map nearshore/shoreface off Fire Island National Seashore.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;

Information to be derived: Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;

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)

Contact: Wayne Baldwin (

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Publications resulting from these data

Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., and Baldwin, W.E.,2015, Maps showing bathymetry and modern sediment thickness on the inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York: pre-Hurricane Sandy: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1203. (Also available at

Goff, J.A., Flood, R.D., Austin, J.A., Schwab, W.C., Christensen, B., Browne, C.M., Denny, J.F., and Baldwin, W.E.,, The Impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Shoreface and Inner Shelf of Fire Island, New York: Large Bedform Migration and Limited Erosion: Continental Shelf Research

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