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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-004-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Erika Hammar-Klose

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map inner shelf.


Start Port/Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

End Port/Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

Start Date: 2003-07-02

End Date: 2003-07-16

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler - Van Veen , HYPACK, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Digital camera, SubX swath bathymetry, Klein 3000

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Really bad weather kept this cruise at the dock for 99% of the time.

Staff: David Foster, Emily Himmelstoss, Thomas O'Brien, Christopher F. Polloni, Edward Sweeney, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
T. McDowell - UNC (seismic)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Foster (CS); Tom O'Brien (acq.); Charles Worley (acq.); Christopher Polloni (acq.); Edward Sweeney (proc.); Emily Himmelstoss (sidescan).
Project = North Carolina Regional Coastal Erosion Studies, North Carolina Regional Coastal Erosion Studies


Raleigh Bay, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 35.36 South: 34.48 West: -76.75 East: -75.38


photo of Atlantic Surveyor
Atlantic Surveyor



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
SubX swath bathymetry --- Interferometric
Boomer --- Boomer
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
Digital camera --- Photo
2003-004-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
HYPACK --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler

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