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):

Location: 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;

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

Location Map:


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