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Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-005-FA

Other ID: none

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 - Coastal Carolina U.; Mark Hansen - USGS, St.Pete.

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Survey inner shelf/shoreface off Folly Island and Stono Inlet using high-resolution sidesan sonar techniques.


Start Port/Location: Charleston, SC

End Port/Location: Charleston, SC

Start Date: 1996-06-01

End Date: 1996-06-14

Equipment Used: DGPS, Klein 531 sidescan, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, ISIS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth, David Nichols, David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Gayes - Coastal Carolina University

Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion, South Carolina Coastal Erosion


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

North: 32.67175 South: 32.37532 West: -80.387 East: -79.84863


photo of Coastal II
Coastal II


Miller, T.L., Morton, Robert A., and Sallenger, Asbury H., 2005, The National Assessment of Shoreline Change; a GIS compilation of vector shorelines and associated shoreline change data for the U.S. southeast Atlantic coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1326, 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, 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:

Williams, G.F., Schwab, W. C., and Danforth, W. W., 1999, Archive of the ISIS sidescan sonar and DGPS navigation field data collected on USGS Cruise 96005, 1-14 June, 1996; 61 lines: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-798, 6 CD-ROMs.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1996-005-FA-LN-001-01 ( Processed navigation)
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1996-005-FA-SO-001 ( Sidescan sonar data)
ISIS --- Sidescan
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam

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