Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab
Affiliate Investigator(s): Rob Thieler, Orrin Pilkey - Duke
Information Specialist(s): E. Robert Thieler
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Assess changes to shoreface/inner shelf sediment distribution due to Hurricane Fran (landfall Cape Fear, North Carolina, 5 Sep., 1996). Resurvey Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island, North Carolina to study areas using high-resolution sidescan sonar.
Start Date: 1996-09-10
Start Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
End Date: 1996-09-11
End Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Equipment Used: Sidescan sonar, DGPS
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Reconnaissance sidescan indicates there were moderate changes to shoreface sediment distribution. Sidescan sonar: 50 km.