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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-678-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts (ZP00F00)

Principal Investigator(s): Patrick Barnard

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Alexander Snyder, Andrew Stevens

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: LIDAR, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Profiles, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect nearshore bathymetry and beach topography in Monterey Bay

Vehicle(s): Explorer G62-2733K, MarFac; Chevy Suburban - gray; 7 pass; G62-2874L, MarFac; Expedition G62-3094P, MarFac; Ford F350 pickup/stake truck; 6 pass; G82-0317H

Start Port/Location: Santa Cruz, CA

End Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

Start Date: 2017-09-18

End Date: 2017-09-22

Equipment Used: Waverunners, Trimble R7 GPS receiver 9, camera, Trimble R7 GPS (AS), YSI Sound velocity CTD, Structure from Motion - crewed aircraft, Trimble R10 GPS (AS), Trimble R7 GPS receiver

Information to be Derived: Nearshore bathymetry, beach topography

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Structure from motion photos added by Josh Logan 3/5/2018 base, bathy, field_notes, grids, matlab, photos, planning, svp, tls, and topo data have been added to FAD on 2/6/2018; Andrew Stevens

Staff: Patrick Barnard, Jackson Currie, Timothy Elfers, Stephen Hartwell, Daniel Hoover, SeanPaul La Selle, Joshua Logan, Alexander Snyder, Andrew Stevens, Jonathan Warrick

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Local Fieldwork, NO OT
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-627-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-674-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-620-FA


Monterey Bay

North: 36.99816566 South: 36.80973309 West: -122.097 East: -121.75476074


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


Stevens, A.W., Logan, J.B., Snyder, A.G., Hoover, D.J., Barnard, P.L., and Warrick, J.A., 2017, Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of northern Monterey Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Waverunners --- Navigation
Single Beam
Trimble R7 GPS receiver 9 --- Benchmarks
camera --- Photo
Trimble R7 GPS (AS) --- Benchmarks
YSI Sound velocity CTD --- Sound Velocity
Structure from Motion - crewed aircraft --- Photo
Trimble R10 GPS (AS) --- Navigation
Trimble R7 GPS receiver --- Benchmarks

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