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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-350-FA

Other ID: 18BIM01, 18BIM02

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer Miselis

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Billy Reynolds, Joseph Fredericks, Nancy DeWitt

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1) Measure bathymetric change and borrow site deposition on the N. Chandeleurs island platform and 2) Single-beam bathymetry of the long term change lines.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - White (GSA), Chevy Suburban - Silver

Start Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

End Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

Start Date: 2018-08-15

End Date: 2018-08-23

Equipment Used: Valeport SWiFT SVP, Castaway-CTD, Multibeam Bathymetry System, TSS DMS-05 Motion Sensor, ODOM-Echotrac CV-100, Chirp 424, Other, GPS , Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU, Choke Ring Antenna, Ashtech ProFlex 800, Other, Collapsible Tripod

Information to be Derived: Bathymetric elevations (both multibeam and single-beam), depositional stratigraphy, and bench mark elevation control

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 36 seismic, 70 single-beam bathy and 112 multi-beam bathy lines.

Staff: Hunter Wilcox, Billy Reynolds, Joseph Fredericks, Nancy DeWitt

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Subfans:
R/V Sallenger: 18BIM01

R/V Jabba Jaw: 18BIM02
-single beam


Chandeleur Islands, LA, Gulf of Mexico

North: 30.05356335 South: 29.67091617 West: -89.1376 East: -88.51818848


photo of Sallenger

Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Valeport SWiFT SVP --- Sound Velocity
Castaway-CTD --- Sound Velocity
Multibeam Bathymetry System --- Multibeam
TSS DMS-05 Motion Sensor --- Interferometric
Single Beam
ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 --- Single Beam
Chirp 424 --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Other --- --- ---
GPS --- Navigation
Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU --- Navigation
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Ashtech ProFlex 800 --- Benchmarks
Other --- --- ---
Collapsible Tripod --- Benchmarks

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