Archive of Boomer Subbottom Data Collected During USGS Cruise SEAX 96004, New York Bight, 1 May - 9 June 1996

Open-File Report 2000-340
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Beginning in 1995, the USGS, in cooperation with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, began a program to generate reconnaissance maps of the sea floor offshore of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, one of the most populated coastal regions of the United States. The goal of this mapping program is to provide a regional synthesis of the sea-floor environment, including a description of sedimentary environments, sediment texture, seafloor morphology, and geologic history to aid in understanding the impacts of anthropogenic activities, such as ocean dumping. This mapping effort differs from previous studies of this area by obtaining digital, sidescan sonar images that cover 100 percent of the sea floor.

This investigation was motivated by the need to develop an environmentally acceptable solution for the disposal of dredged material from the New York - New Jersey Port, by the need to identify potential sources of sand for renourishment of the southern shore of Long island, and by the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the transport and long-term fate of contaminants by investigations of the present distribution of materials discharged into the New York Bight over the last 100+ years (Schwab and others, 1997). Data collected in 1996, USGS cruise SEAX 96004, augments data collected in 1995 with sidescan sonar and seismic reflection data collected within the New York Bight Apex region. This report is an archive of the boomer seismic reflection data collected in 1996.

Suggested Citation

Hill, J.C., Schwab, W.C., and Foster, D.S., 2000, Archive of boomer subbottom data collected during USGS cruise SEAX 96004, New York Bight, 1 May - 9 June 1996: Geological Survey Open-File Report 2000-0340,

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

ISSN: 0196-1497 (print)

Table of Contents

  • Background
  • Read Me
  • Cruise Report
  • Equipment
  • Seismic Data
  • ShotPoint Maps
  • Navigation
  • Disclaimer
  • Pictures
  • Contact

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Archive of Boomer Subbottom Data Collected During USGS Cruise SEAX 96004, New York Bight, 1 May - 9 June 1996
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2000-340
DOI 10.3133/ofr00340
Year Published 2000
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 1 computer optical disc
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y