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Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-049-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): E. Robert Thieler

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map shoreline position.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2005-12-04

End Date: 2005-12-10

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Echosounder

Information to be Derived: Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Shoreline walks with GPS backpack for shoreline position; one day bathymetric survey of nearshore.

Staff: Barry Irwin, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Staff:
Milton Carlo - UPR
Captain and Field Scientist

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rob Thieler, PI; Barry Irwin, Geodesist.
Project = Rincon Puerto Rico Coastal Erosion Study, Rincon Puerto Rico Coastal Erosion Study


Rincon, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.4 South: 18.2 West: -67.3 East: -67.2


photo of Camille


Thieler, E.R., Rodriguez, R.W., and Himmelstoss, E.A., 2008, Historical shoreline changes at Rincon, Puerto Rico, 1936-2006: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1017, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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