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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-678-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Bruce Jaffe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Amy Foxgrover

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: collect bathymetry

Vehicle(s): Elantra G13-2403R

Start Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

End Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

Start Date: 2016-10-12

End Date: 2016-10-20

Equipment Used: Waverunners, Yonav, SWATH plus-M , POS MV

Information to be Derived: bathymetry

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Caris, Logs, POSMV, POSPac, SWATHplus-M, TidePredictions, YONAV data submitted to FAD 1/12/2017

Staff: Gerry Hatcher, Daniel Powers, Jennifer White, Robert Wyland

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2015-669-FA


Alviso Slough, Coyote Creek, Guadalupe Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California

North: 37.47921744 South: 37.42151131 West: -122.077 East: -121.95276794


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely
photo of Waverunner 1 (SC)
Waverunner 1 (SC)
photo of Waverunner 2 (SC)
Waverunner 2 (SC)


Foxgrover, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Jaffe, B.E., and Fregoso, T.A., 2020, Bathymetry and Digital Elevation Models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California (ver. 5.0: June 24, 2020): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011â1315, 20 p.,

Foxgrover, A.C., Jaffe, B.E., and Fregoso, T.A., 2022, Bathymetric surveys collected near Dumbarton Bridge in south San Francisco Bay, California, 2008 to 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Fregoso, T.A., Jaffe, B.E., and Foxgrover, A.C., 2020, High-resolution (1 m) digital elevation model (DEM) of San Francisco Bay, California, created using bathymetry data collected between 1999 and 2020 (ver. 2.0, July 2021): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Waverunners --- Navigation
Single Beam
Yonav --- Navigation
SWATH plus-M --- Interferometric
POS MV --- Navigation

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