USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-009-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: 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): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map shoreface of Grand Strand.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2003-05-01

Start Port/Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

End Date: 2003-05-21

End Port/Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Equipment Used: EdgeTech Subbottom 512i, Submetrix Sidescan sonar, Real Time Kinematic GPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution geophysical survey mapping the shoreface along the Grand Strand, South Carolina. High-resolution chirp, sidescan-sonar, and swath bathymetry systems were used to map the toe of the shoreface, surficial sediment distribution, and seabed morphology.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, Jane Denny, David Nichols, Charles Worley, Ilya Buynevich

Affiliate Staff:
Coastal Carolina University; Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Chuck Worley (ET), Dave Nichols (ET), I. Buynevich (co-PI), Jane Denny (co-PI), Wayne Baldwin (Watch-Stander).
Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion Project, South Carolina Coastal Erosion Project

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Coastal II
Coastal II

Publications

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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1346/.

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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1339/.

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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1206/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation