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Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-023-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jeffrey List

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Christopher F. Polloni

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Transects, Location-Elevation: Profiles

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To establish GPS base stations and conduct preliminary shoreline position surveys using the MAX IV amphibious ATV.


Start Port/Location: Duck, NC

End Port/Location: Duck, NC

Start Date: 1997-07-12

End Date: 1997-07-19

Equipment Used: Swash I ATV, Ashtech Z-12 GPS, Ashtech ADU2 Attitude sensor

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Amy Farris, Barry Irwin, Jeffrey List

Affiliate Staff:

Project = North Carolina Coastal Erosion, North Carolina Coastal Erosion


North Carolina outer banks, Corolla, Cape Hatteras, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 36.38886 South: 35.77579 West: -75.85 East: -75.5


photo of Swash-I


Thieler, E.R., Foster, D.S., Mallinson, D.M., Himmelstoss, E.A., McNinch, J.E., List, J.H., and Hammar-Klose, E.S., 2013, Quaternary Geophysical Framework of the Northeastern North Carolina Coastal System: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1015, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ashtech Z-12 GPS --- Navigation
Ashtech ADU2 Attitude sensor --- Transects
Swash I ATV --- Profiles

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