USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-076-FA

Other ID: IB S-3-01-NR

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jeffrey List

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Christopher F. Polloni

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Profiles, Location-Elevation: Transects, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Shoreline surveys along 130 km of Cape Hatteras.


Start Date: 2001-11-26

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 2001-11-29

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Swash II ATV, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Measured shoreline position along 130 km of Cape Hatteras.

Staff: Jeffrey List, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: SWASH-II buggy brought down to swap with SWASH-I buggy. SWASH-II buggy broke down the first day; had to switch to SWASH-I buggy mid-survey, and also for 2nd day's survey. But still leaving SWASH-II buggy in North Carolina for subsequent surveys. Original Center People field contained: Jeff List (buggy), Chuck Worley (base).
Project = North Carolina Coastal Erosion, North Carolina Coastal Erosion


North Carolina outer banks, Duck survey area (Corolla to Oregon Inlet), Hatteras survey area (Oregon Inlet to Hatteras), North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 36.38886 South: 35.2 West: -75.8333 East: -75.41666


photo of Swash-II
photo of Swash-II


Thieler, E.R., Foster, D.S., Mallinson, D.M., Himmelstoss, E.A., McNinch, J.E., List, J.H., and Hammar-Klose, E.S., 2013, Quaternary Geophysical Framework of the Northeastern North Carolina Coastal System: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Swash II ATV --- Profiles
Visual navigation --- Navigation