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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-003-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): Erika Hammar-Klose

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map inner shelf.


Start Port/Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

End Port/Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

Start Date: 2003-06-17

End Date: 2003-07-01

Equipment Used: Klein 3000, Boomer, Van Veen grab sampler, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, DGPS, SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Digital camera, HYPACK

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sea floor mapping cruise; data on DVD.

Staff: William Danforth, Erika Hammar-Klose, Emily Himmelstoss, Barry Irwin, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Staff:
Lawrence Kooker - USGS (acq.); Courtney Schupp - VIMS (acq.)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rob Thieler (CS); Tom O'Brien (acq.); Lawrence Kooker (acq.); William Danforth (acq.); Erika Hammar-Klose (seismic); Emily Himmelstoss (sidescan); Dave Nichols, Barry Irwin (mob.).
Project = North Carolina Regional Coastal Erosion Studies, North Carolina Regional Coastal Erosion Studies
Information from Foghorn: acquisition and processing vans, Submetrix, boomer, SIS-1000, DGPS, HYPACK, Van Veen sampler, EdgeTech 512i, DF-1000;


Raleigh Bay, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 35.36 South: 34.48 West: -76.75 East: -75.38


photo of Atlantic Surveyor
Atlantic Surveyor


Thieler, E.R., Foster, D.S., Mallinson, D.M., Himmelstoss, E.A., McNinch, J.E., List, J.H.,and Hammar-Klose, E.S., 2013, Quaternary geophysical framework of the northeastern North Carolina coastal system: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1015,

Thieler, E.R, Foster, D.S., Himmelstoss, E.A., and Mallinson, D.J., 2014, Geologic framework of the northern North Carolina, USA inner continental shelf and its influence on coastal evolution: Marine Geology, Vol. 348, 2014, pp. 113-130,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
iss2003003_tracklines (Sidescan sonar navigation from USGS cruise 2003-003-FA along the inner continental shelf of northern North Carolina)
Boomer --- Boomer
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
isc2003003_seismic_images (JPEG images of chirp seismic data along the inner continental shelf of northern North Carolina)
isc2003003_shots (Chirp shotpoint navigation from USGS cruise 2003-003-FA along the inner continental shelf of northern North Carolina)
isc2003003_tracklines (Tracklines of chirp subbottom data acquisition.)
DGPS --- Navigation
SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Digital camera --- Photo
2003-003-FA-PH-001 (Deck photos of field activity operations)
HYPACK --- Navigation

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