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Summary Information for Field Activity 2012-003-FA

Area of Operations: Barnegat Bay, NJ

Dates: March 18, 2012 to April 13, 2012

Chief scientist: Brian Andrews

   Jen Miselis, St. Pete

Objectives: Map the shallow geologic framework within Barnegat Bay, NJ in support of circulation modeling studies.

Type of Activity: Sampling;Seismic profiling;Sea floor mapping;Barnegat Bay, New Jersey

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;Morphology;

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.

Contact: Brian Andrews (

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Publications resulting from these data

Defne, Z., Ganju, N,, Quantifying the residence time and flushing characteristics of a shallow, back-barrier estuary: application of hydrodynamic and particle tracking models: Estuaries and Coasts

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photos taken during field operations



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