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Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-009-FA

Other ID: CSTL 95009

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Gayes - CCU

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Image shoreface and inner shelf off Folly Beach, South Carolina.


Start Port/Location: Isle of Palms, SC

End Port/Location: Isle of Palms, SC

Start Date: 1995-08-01

End Date: 1995-08-14

Equipment Used: DGPS, 12 kHz, Boomer, Klein 531 sidescan, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth, Barry Irwin, David Nichols, William Schwab

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Gayes - CCU

Notes: Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion, South Carolina Coastal Erosion


Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 32.69935 South: 32.61509 West: -79.9882 East: -79.80331


photo of MS Coastal
MS Coastal


Danforth, W.W., Bemis, Brynn, Schwab, William C., and Paskevich, Valerie A., 1997, Archive of the ISIS sidescan sonar and DGPS navigation field data collected on USGS Cruise 95009, 1-14 August, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-473, 7 CD-ROMs, 31 p..

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.): U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1339, 77 p., URL:

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: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1206, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1995-009-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 95009)
1995-009-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data)
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1995-009-FA-SO-001-01 ( Sidescan sonar data)
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
12 kHz --- Single Beam

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