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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-604-FA

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AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Marine Geomorphology, Evolution, and Habitats (ZP00FE6)

Principal Investigator(s): Curt Storlazzi

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Dartnell

Information Specialist(s): Peter Dartnell

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Interferometric

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate changes to Ripple Scour Depressions in Northern Monterey Bay over a winter season.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Santa Cruz, CA

End Port/Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Start Date: 2015-01-20

End Date: 2015-01-30

Equipment Used: BOB sled, POS MV, SWATH plus-M

Information to be Derived: Bathymetry, Acoustic-Backscatter, video, still photos

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Post processed data from Peter Dartnell added to FAD 2/14/2017 BOBsled, Caris, GIS, PosPAC, SWATHplus-M and YoNAV files on FAD

Staff: Peter Dal Ferro, Gerry Hatcher, Jennifer White, Robert Wyland

Affiliate Staff:



Northern Monterey Bay, California

North: 36.97403255 South: 36.94903255 West: -122.022 East: -121.9973999


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Dartnell, P., Rosenberger, K.J., and Storlazzi C.D., 2018, Bathymetry, acoustic-backscatter, and time-series datasets collected between 2014 and 2016 of a field of crescent-shaped rippled scour depressions in northern Monterey Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Rosenberger, K.J., Storlazzi, C.D., and Dartnell, P., 2019, Morphodynamics of a field of crescent-shaped rippled scour depressions: Northern Monterey Bay, CA: Marine Geology, v. 407, pp. 44–59, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2018.10.006.


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
BOB sled --- Photo
POS MV --- Navigation
SWATH plus-M --- Interferometric

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