USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-014-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Myrtle Beach, Long Bay, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Jane Denny

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the shallow geologic framework of the inner shelf south of Winyah Bay and off Folly Beach.


Start Date: 2002-06-03

Start Port/Location: Charleston, SC

End Date: 2002-06-18

End Port/Location: Moorhead City, NC

Equipment Used: Digital camera, DGPS, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The shallow sub-bottom and surficial geology were surveyed using seismic reflection, sidescan sonar, and bathymetric systems. Two areas were surveyed: a ~200 km2 area offshore of Folly Beach in central South Carolina, and a ~85 km2 area off of Winyah Bay in northern South Carolina.

Staff: Mark Capone, William Danforth, Jane Denny, Barry Irwin, Thomas O'Brien, William Schwab, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Shawn Dadisman (data processing)

Notes: The bounds of the study area comprise the Folly Beach and Winyah Bay surveys. Original Center People field contained: Bill Schwab (PI), Jane Denny (data acquisition), Mark Capone (data processing), Bill Danforth (data processing), Tom O'Brien (Electronic Technician), Barry Irwin (mobilization), Chuck Worley (Electronic Technician).
Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion Project, South Carolina Coastal Erosion Project

Location Map:


photo of Atlantic Surveyor
Atlantic Surveyor


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-014-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan