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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-046-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s): George Voulgaris, University of South Carolina

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: CTD

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 5 surface guard buoys in support of the South Carolina Coastal Erosion Study.


Start Port/Location: Charleston, SC

End Port/Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Start Date: 2003-10-03

End Date: 2003-10-04

Equipment Used: DGPS, Temperature and salinity

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Successfully deployed 5 guard buoys (#721, 723, 725, 727 and 729, all recovered FA 04007 DAN MOORE Jan. 20-30, 2004).

Staff: Stephen Ruane, Jonathan Borden, Robert Barton

Affiliate Staff:
George Voulgaris
University of South Carolina
Chief Scientist; Benjamin Gutierrez
University of South Carolina

Notes: Success. This field activity is associated with FA 03048, FA 04007 and FA 04008. See paper and electronic mooring logs for additional information regarding deployment and recovery dates and relationships between 720-series and 740-series moorings. Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden - Deck Boss; Robert Barton - Mobilization; Stephen Ruane - Instruments/Mobilization.
Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion Project, South Carolina Coastal Erosion Project


Long Bay, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 33.80468372 South: 33.61108928 West: -78.8489 East: -78.65795898


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Nancy Foster


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:

Sullivan, C.M., Warner, John C., Martini, Marinna A., Voulgaris, George, Work, Paul A., Haas, Kevin A., and Hanes, Daniel, 2006, South Carolina coastal erosion study data report for observations October 2003 - April 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1429, 2 DVD-ROMs, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
2003-046-FA-OM-001 ( Myrtle Beach mooring data)

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