Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Coastal Plain Rotasonic Boreholes acquired within the lower coastal plain of South Carolina's Grand Strand region (ROTASONIC, Point shapefile)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Originator: Baldwin, W.E.
Originator: Denny, J.F.
Originator: Schwab, W.C.
Originator: Gayes, P.T.
Originator: Morton, R.A.
Originator: Driscoll, N.W.
Geologic Framework Studies of South Carolina's Long Bay from Little River Inlet to Winyah Bay, 1999-2003; geospatial data release
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Other_Citation_Details: 1 DVD-ROM
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
In 1999, the USGS, in partnership with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, began a study to investigate processes affecting shoreline change along the northern coast of South Carolina, focusing on the Grand Strand region. Previous work along the U.S. Atlantic coast shows that the structure and composition of older geologic strata located seaward of the coast heavily influences the coastal behavior of areas with limited sediment supply, such as the Grand Strand. By defining this geologic framework and identifying the transport pathways and sinks of sediment, geoscientists are developing conceptual models of the present-day physical processes shaping the South Carolina coast. The primary objectives of this research effort are: 1) to provide a regional synthesis of the shallow geologic framework underlying the coastal upland, shoreface and inner continental shelf, and define its role in coastal evolution and modern beach behavior; 2) to identify and model the physical processes affecting coastal ocean circulation and sediment transport, and to define their role in shaping the modern shoreline; and 3) to identify sediment sources and transport pathways; leading to construction of a regional sediment budget.
This data set contains locations and depths of penetration for 8 rotasonic boreholes used to investigate subsurface stratigraphy within the lower coastal plain of South Carolina's Grand Strand region.
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Science Center
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: point Shapefile
Theme_Keyword: coastal plain
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: navigational data
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: drilling and coring
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: Grand Strand
Place_Keyword: Horry County
Place_Keyword: Georgetown County
Place_Keyword: North Myrtle Beach
Place_Keyword: Myrtle Beach
Place_Keyword: Garden City
Place_Keyword: Pawleys Island
Place_Keyword: Waites Island
Place_Keyword: Southeast United States
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
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Contact_Person: Wayne Baldwin
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2226
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
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