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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 10CBS01

Other ID: 2540-E6400-nasa

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Nathaniel Plant

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Mark Erik Hansen, Nathaniel Plant

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Runup and overwash observation


Start Port/Location: Saint Petersburg and Port Canaveral, FL

End Port/Location: Saint Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2010-07-27

End Date: 2010-07-29

Equipment Used: Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS, Single-beam Acoustic Sounder

Information to be Derived: Shallow bathymetry survey to support bathymetry change analysis and numerical model initialization.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Nancy DeWitt, Kara Doran, Mark Erik Hansen, Karen L M Morgan, Billy Reynolds, David Thompson

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: D. Meyer may be used as additional staff. Platform: 21-ft Whaler.


Cape Canaveral Beaches, FL

North: 28.43148701 South: 28.29529833 West: -80.634 East: -80.52932796



Thompson, D.M., Plant, N.G., Hansen, M.E., 2015, Analysis of bathymetric surveys to identify coastal vulnerabilities at Cape Canaveral, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1180, 31 p.,

Thompson, D.M., Plant, N.G., Hansen, M.E., Doran, K.S., DeWitt, N.T., Schreppel, H.A., 2015, Cape Canaveral, Florida 2010 single-beam bathymetry data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Benchmarks
Single-beam Acoustic Sounder --- Single Beam (Single-beam bathymetric surveys were conducted on July 27–29, 2010 along 37 cross-shore transects offshore from Cape Canaveral, Fla.)

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