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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-008-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): George Voulgaris - USC

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 14 tripods and buoys in two legs. These are mooring numbers 730, 740-749, and 751-753.


Start Port/Location: Wilmington Beach, NC

End Port/Location: Wilmington Beach, NC

Start Date: 2004-04-22

End Date: 2004-04-24

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, DGPS, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: These are mooring numbers 730, 740-749, and 751-753. Note that three days were spent aboard ship. Moorings recovered: 14 (#730, deployed FA 03048 DAN MOORE Oct. 27-28, 2003; #740, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 749, 751, 752 and 753 all deployed FA 04007 DAN MOORE Jan. 20-30, 2004).

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane, John Warner, Philip Bernard

Affiliate Staff:
University of South Carolina: George Voulgaris
Benjamin Gutierrez
Stephanie Olney
Young Kim
Rosaria Hector

Notes: This field activity is associated with FA 03046, FA 03048 and FA 04007. 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: In the field: John Warner - Chief Scientist, Marinna Martini, Jonathan Borden, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane; at WHFC: Philip Bernard - shipping.
Project = South Carolina Coastal Erosion Studies, South Carolina Coastal Erosion Studies


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

North: 33.78777145 South: 33.63164538 West: -78.81838896 East: -77.19727456


photo of Dan Moore
Dan Moore


Barnhardt, W.A. (ed.), 2009, Coastal change along the shore of northeastern South Carolina—the South Carolina coastal erosion study: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1339, 77 p.,

Montgomery, E., Sherwood, C, 2013, Studying seafloor bedforms using autonomous stationary imaging and profiling sonars: OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE Proceedings Paper, pp. 1–7, URL:

Barnhardt, W.A. (ed.), 2009, 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, J.C., Martini, M.A., Voulgaris, G., Work, P.A., Haas, K.A., and Hanes, D., 2006, South Carolina coastal erosion study data report for observations October 2003 - April 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
DGPS --- Navigation
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2004-008-FA-OM-001 (Myrtle Beach mooring data)

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