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Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-009-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.

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Image nearshore areas of Charleston (Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, etc.) and collect GeoPulse boomer and 3.5 kHz sub-bottom profiles.


Start Port/Location: Charleston, SC

End Port/Location: Charleston, SC

Start Date: 1997-02-24

End Date: 1997-03-08

Equipment Used: DGPS, Echosounder, GeoPulse system, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar, ISIS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth, Eric Haase, David Nichols, William Schwab

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Gayes - Coastal Carolina U. - Co-PI

Notes: These data will be combined with similar data collected by J. Kindinger (USGS, St. Pete). Eric Haase will replace Bill Danforth in the field mid-way through the cruise. Original Center People field contained: Bill Schwab - PI, Dave Nichols - Marine Tech, Bill Danforth - Data Processing, Eric Haase - Data Processing.
Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion, South Carolina Coastal Erosion


Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 32.7167 South: 32.5667 West: -80.0167 East: -79.75


photo of Coastal II
Coastal II


Bemis, B., Schwab, William, and Paskevich, Valerie, 1997, Archive of the ISIS sidescan sonar and navigation field data collected on USGS Cruise 97009 (24 Feb.-8 Mar. 1997): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-485, 6 CD-ROMs, 40 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, 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
1997-009-FA-LN-001-01 ( Folly Beach and Isle of Palms navigation data.)
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1997-009-FA-SO-001-01 ( Sidescan Data - Available in ISIS format.)
ISIS --- Sidescan
Echosounder --- Single Beam
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1997-009-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )

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