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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-011-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 University)

Information Specialist(s): Jane Denny

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the shoreface off north Myrtle Beach using sidescan sonar, interferometric bathymetry, and SUBSCAN sub-bottom system.


Start Port/Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

End Port/Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Start Date: 2002-05-01

End Date: 2002-05-22

Equipment Used: DGPS, Echosounder, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan-sonar, swath bathymetry, and high-resolution chirp sub-bottom data were collected within the nearshore region off the coast of Myrtle Beach, SC (within 1 km of the shoreline).

Staff: Charles Worley, William Schwab, David Nichols, Jane Denny, Wayne Baldwin

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Gayes (Coastal Carolina University)
Neal Driscoll (Scripps)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Schwab (co-PI), Jane Denny (Data Processing), Dave Nichols (Electronics Technician), Chuck Worley (Electronics Technician), Wayne Baldwin (Watch Stander).


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

North: 33.85056 South: 33.7175 West: -78.8331 East: -78.55417


photo of Coastal II
Coastal II


Baldwin, W.E., Denny, J.F., Schwab, W.C., Gayes, P.T., Morton, R.A., and Driscoll, N.W., 2007, Geologic framework studies of South Carolina's Long Bay from Little River Inlet to Winyah Bay, 1999-2003; geospatial data release: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1346, DVD-ROM, 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
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
DGPS --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-011-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Sidescan mosaic ( )

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