USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-008-FA

Other ID: IB C-8-01-NR

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Gayes (CCU)

Information Specialist(s): William Schwab

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map shoreface off northern South Carolina.


Start Date: 2001-05-01

Start Port/Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

End Date: 2001-05-15

End Port/Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Equipment Used: Echosounder, EdgeTech 516 CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, Submetrix Sidescan sonar, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Charles Worley, William Schwab, David Nichols, Jane Denny, William Danforth, Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Gayes (Coastal Carolina University)
Neal Driscoll (Scripps)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Danforth (data processing); Jane Denny (data processing); Dave Nichols (technologist, data acquisition); Chuck Worley (technologist, data acquisition); Walter Barnhardt (watch stander); Bill Schwab (co-PI).
Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion, South Carolina Coastal Erosion


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 35.3333 South: 30.8333 West: -79.6667 East: -79.1667


photo of Coastal II
Coastal II


Baldwin, W.E., Denny, J.F., Schwab, W.C., Gayes, P.T., Morton, R.A., and Driscoll, N.W., 2007, Geologic framework studies of South Carolina's Long Bay from Little River Inlet to Winyah Bay, 1999-2003; geospatial data release: URL:

Schwab, W.C., Gayes, P. T., Morton, R. A., Driscoll, N. W., Baldwin, W. E., Barnhardt, W. A., Denny, J. F., Harris, M. S., Katuna, M. P., Putney, T. R., Voulgaris, G., Warner, J. C., and Wright, E. E., 2009, Coastal change along the shore of northeastern South Carolina; the South Carolina coastal erosion study, Barnhardt, W.A. (ed.): 77 URL:

Schwab, W.C., Gayes, P.T., Morton, R.A., Driscoll, N.W., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Denny, J.F., Harris, M.S., Katuna, M.P., Putney, T.R., Voulgaris, G., Warner, J.C., and Wright, E.E., 2009, in Barnhardt, W.E., ed., Coastal change along the shore of northeastern South Carolina; the South Carolina coastal erosion study: URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
EdgeTech 516 CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Sidescan mosaic ( )
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan