USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-038-FA

Other ID: 94-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): E. Rob Thieler - Duke

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sidescan imagery to determine processes controlling shoreface erosion and cross-shelf sediment transport.


Start Date: 1994-03-07

Start Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC

End Date: 1994-03-12

End Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC

Equipment Used: Echosounder, Grab sampler - Shipek, DGPS, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth, Barry Irwin, David Nichols, William Schwab, Mead Allison

Affiliate Staff:
Rob Thieler - co-Ch. Sci.
Andrew Brill (1 day) - Duke

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Schwab - co-Ch. Sci., Bill Danforth - image proc., Dave Nichols - tech., Barry Irwin - nav. tech., Mead Allison - image proc.


Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 34.22442 South: 34.18379 West: -77.8005 East: -77.76108




Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Grab sampler - Shipek --- Geology
1994-038-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
DGPS --- Navigation
1994-038-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV DGPS L01-12, NAV DGPS L13-24, NAV DGPS L25-28, NAV DGPS L29-40, NAV DGPS EDITED, )
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
1994-038-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tapes of SSS LINES 1-38: inventory #4168, 4169, 4170, and 4171.)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation