USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-059-FA

Other ID: IB S-1-01-SR

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Jane Denny

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map inner shelf off Charleston, SC.


Start Date: 2001-07-20

Start Port/Location: Wilmington, NC

End Date: 2001-07-26

End Port/Location: Charleston, SC

Equipment Used: DGPS, Submetrix Sidescan sonar, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, GeoPulse system

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The wind blew from 20-35 kts the entire time (seas 6-10 ft). The water depth of the study area ranged from 4-6 m. Therefore, we never put the gear in the water. Cruise a total failure due to weather.

Staff: Mark Capone, Jane Denny, Erika Hammar-Klose, Thomas O'Brien, William Schwab

Affiliate Staff:
Shawn Dadisman (USGS-St. Pete)
Mike Boyle (USGS-Menlo Park)
Paul Gayes (Coastal Carolina U.)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Schwab (PI), Tom O'Brien (electronics technician), Erika Hammar-Klose (data processing), Mark Capone (data processing), Jane Denny (demobilization/transportation).
Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion, South Carolina Coastal Erosion


Central South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 32.69452 South: 32.6001 West: -79.8529 East: -79.71887


photo of Atlantic Surveyor
Atlantic Surveyor



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Boomer
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler