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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-054-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Danforth

Affiliate Investigator(s): Neal Driscoll (SIO)

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Establish a geologic framework and baseline from which to examine future changes offshore San Diego caused by wave erosion and transport associated with the predicted El Nino and examine downslope funneling and capture of sediment by the two canyon heads (Scripps and Rose Canyons).


Start Port/Location: Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

End Port/Location: Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

Start Date: 2002-11-01

End Date: 2002-11-15

Equipment Used: DGPS, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Day trips on the SAICHON resulted in a sidescan sonar digital mosaic, bathymetric map, and seismic profiles along every line.

Staff: William Danforth, Charles Worley, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Danforth (data processing), Chuck Worley (electronics technician), Joe Newell (shipping).


San Diego, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 33 South: 32.83333 West: -117.3333 East: -117.16667





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
DGPS --- Navigation

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