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Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-001-FA

Other ID: M-1-08-NR

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): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map Diamond Shoals, NC.


Start Port/Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

End Port/Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

Start Date: 2008-06-22

End Date: 2008-07-11

Equipment Used: Air gun, Boomer, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Single channel hydrophone, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Water gun (wh), Sidescan sonar, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Digital camera

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Research cruise. Collected multichannel seismic data (watergun source), high-resolution sub-bottom (CHIRP and boomer), sidescan sonar, and interferometric bathymetry and backscatter.

Staff: Emile Bergeron, Philip Bernard, Patrick Berube, William Danforth, David Foster, Emily Himmelstoss, Thomas O'Brien, E. Robert Thieler, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Outbound travel day 22 June. First mobilization day 23 June. Return travel day 12 July. GPS reference station being surveyed in under field activity 08019, April 2008.
Project = Carolinas: Sediment Transport, Carolinas: Sediment Transport


Diamond Shoals, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 35.3 South: 34.3 West: -76.6 East: -75.1


photo of Megan T Miller
Megan T Miller



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
2008-001-FA-SO-001 ( Raw sidescan sonar data collected using SonarPro software by Triton Imaging, Inc.)
2008-001-FA-SO-001-02 ( Final georectified composite sonar mosaic made from individual processed Klein sonar data files.)
2008-001-FA-NL-003 ( Sidescan processing log/notes.)
2008-001-FA-SO-001-01 ( Processed SonarPro sidescan sonar data.)
Boomer --- Boomer
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
2008-001-FA-BA-001-02 ( CARIS processed bathymetric files.)
2008-001-FA-BA-001-01 ( SwathPlus processed bathymetric data with cast data.)
2008-001-FA-BA-001 ( Raw swath bathymetric data in SwathPlus (.sxr) format)
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2008-001-FA-SE-001-01 ( Processed 512i data as jpeg images.)
2008-001-FA-SE-001 ( Raw 512i seismic data stored by Julian day and line number)
2008-001-FA-SE-001-02 ( 512i seismic data processed to correct heave: SEG-Y format.)
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Digital camera --- Photo
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
2008-001-FA-SE-003 ( Watergun seismic data: 10 tracklines plus log and nav data for processing.)
2008-001-FA-SE-002-02 ( Processed Boomer seismic data in SEG-Y format.)
2008-001-FA-SE-002-01 ( Processed Boomer seismic data as jpeg images.)
2008-001-FA-SE-002 ( Boomer (test) data)
2008-001-FA-SE-003-01 ( Processed Watergun seismic data for 10 tracklines in SEG-Y format.)

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