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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-323-FA

Other ID: 17BIM01, 17BIM02, 17BIM03, 17BIM04

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring - BICM (GR.20.MN00.FT954.00)

Principal Investigator(s): James Flocks

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Chelsea Stalk, Julie Bernier

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sound Velocity, Sonar: Single Beam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect single beam bathymetry and seismic profiles along the Louisiana Chenier Plain coastline from Marsh Island to Sabine Pass, TX.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - White (GSA), Rental Vehicle, White Dodge Pickup - White

Start Port/Location: Abbeville, LA

End Port/Location: Rockefeller NWR, LA

Start Date: 2017-05-31

End Date: 2017-06-16

Equipment Used: Chirp 424, Other, Other, Collapsible Tripod, Choke Ring Antenna, Ashtech ProFlex 500, Castaway-CTD, ODOM-Echotrac CV-100, Ashtech ProFlex 800

Information to be Derived: Single beam bathymetry and sub-bottom profiles.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 532 single beam bathymetry and 82 sub-bottom lines.

Staff: Thomas Tuten, Chelsea Stalk, Joseph Fredericks, James Flocks, Andrew Farmer, Nancy DeWitt, Julie Bernier

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This will be leg 1 of 2 trips to survey the full extent:
Sub FANs:
17BIM01 = R/V Sallenger - SBB + chirp
17BIM02 = R/V TwinVee - SBB
17BIM03 = R/V Shark (White = WVR1) - SBB
17BIM04 = R/V Chum (Blue = WVR2) - SBB


Leg 1: Eastern Chenier Plain and Marsh Island

North: 29.7588636 South: 29.44806262 West: -93.8575 East: -91.74951088


photo of Personal Water Craft (Blue WVR2 - Chum)
Personal Water Craft (Blue WVR2 - Chum)
photo of Personal Water Craft (White WVR1 - Shark)
Personal Water Craft (White WVR1 - Shark)
photo of Sallenger

Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Chirp 424 --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Other --- --- ---
Other --- --- ---
Collapsible Tripod --- Benchmarks
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Ashtech ProFlex 500 --- Benchmarks
Castaway-CTD --- Sound Velocity
ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 --- Single Beam
Ashtech ProFlex 800 --- Benchmarks

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