Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): E. Robert Thieler
Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Gayes - CCU
Information Specialist(s): E. Robert Thieler
Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan and grab sampling survey of shoreface and inner shelf off Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island to assess impact of Hurricane Bonnie.
Start Date: 1998-08-30
Start Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
End Date: 1998-09-02
End Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Equipment Used: Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar, Grab sampler - Van Veen , DGPS
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Noted changes to the morphologic fabric of the sea floor greater than those observed following Hurricanes Bertha and Fran (1996). Van Veen samples: 32 (30 stations); Klein sidescan: 275 km.
Staff: E. Robert Thieler
Wrightsville Beach, Top Sail Island, Onslow Bay, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.