USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-045-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: northern North Carolina inner shelf, Little Creek, Duck, Cape Hatteras, Hatteras Inlet, Shackleford Bank, Cape Lookout, Wrightsville Beach, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): VeeAnn Atnipp Cross

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Sparker, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution mapping of surface and nearsurface geology in nearshore environment.


Start Date: 1999-10-07

Start Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

End Date: 1999-10-27

End Port/Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC

Equipment Used: SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, GeoPulse system, Sparker system, Echosounder, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Lost much time to bad weather, including Tropical Storm Irene. Weather also forced surveys to be conducted in the lee (south sides) of Capes Hatteras and Lookout, which were not part of the originally-planned survey area.

Staff: VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, William Danforth, David Foster, Barry Irwin, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, Christopher F. Polloni, E. Robert Thieler, Glynn Williams

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rob Thieler (PI), Chris Polloni (Watch Leader), Dave Foster (data processing), VeeAnn Cross (data processing), Tom O'Brien (Marine Technology), Dave Nichols (Marine Technology), Barry Irwin (Marine Technology), Glynn Williams (data processing), Bill Danforth (ship mobilization).

Location Map:


photo of Atlantic Surveyor
Atlantic Surveyor


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Boomer
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1999-045-FA-SE-001 ( Field chirp subbottom data for lines 1-114, OFR02-215.)
Sparker system --- Sparker
Echosounder --- Single Beam
DGPS --- Navigation