USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-039-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): Rob Thieler; Orrin Pilkey - Duke University

Information Specialist(s): William Schwab

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Assess changes to shoreface/inner shelf due to Hurricane Bertha. Resurveyed study area using high-resolution sidescan sonar.


Start Date: 1996-07-29

Start Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC

End Date: 1996-08-03

End Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC

Equipment Used: Echosounder, DGPS, Edgetech Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Reconnaissance sidescan indicates there were only minor changes to nearshore sediment distribution.

Staff: Barry Irwin, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Rob Thieler - Duke

Project = Wrightsville Beach Shoreface, Wrightsville Beach Shoreface


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

North: 34.33436 South: 33.78828 West: -78.2666 East: -77.2998





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
DGPS --- Navigation
Edgetech Sidescan sonar --- 1996-039-FA-SO-003 ( CD ROM disk of INDEX, RAW QMIPS LEGG1, 1-4, RAW QMIPS L5-7,9-14, RAW QMIPS L15-17,19-21, RAW QMIPS L22-23, RAW QMIPS L24-26, RAW QMIPS L27,ST1-ST3, RAW QMIPS LST4-ST10, )
1996-039-FA-SO-002 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS-EG&G LINE 1-2, SSS-EG&G LINE 3, SSS-KLEIN LINE 5A-7, SSS-KLEIN LINE 8-18, SSS-KLEIN LINE 19,ST1-ST7, SSS-KLEIN LINE ST8-ST10, SSS-EG&G LINE 20-23, SSS-EG&G LINE 24, SSS-EG&G LINE 25-27, SSS DF-1000 L1-2, SSS DF-1000 L3-5, SSS KLEIN L5-7, SSS KLEIN L9-18, SSS KLEIN L19, STL1-STL7, SSS KLEIN LSTL8-STL10, SSS KLEIN L20-23, SSS KLEIN L24, SSS KLEIN L25-29, )
1996-039-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )