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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-320-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): St. Petersburg Science Center Marine Operations (GX.23.MN00.0AZMO.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith, Kathryn Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joseph Fredericks

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect multibeam bathymetry along the marsh edge. Collect singlebeam bathymetry perpendicular to shore.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-250 Stone Grey

Start Port/Location: Saint Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Moss Point, MS

Start Date: 2019-05-06

End Date: 2019-05-11

Equipment Used: Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU, Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver, ODOM-Echotrac CV-100, Multibeam Bathymetry System

Information to be Derived: Shoreline positions, bathymetry

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected alongshore multibeam for select areas and shore perpendicular multibeam and single beam for select areas

Staff: Joseph Fredericks, Hunter Wilcox

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-358-FA


Grand Bay National Estuary Research Reserve, Mississippi and Alabama, United States, Gulf of Mexico

North: 30.44181901 South: 30.30899023 West: -88.49138541 East: -88.34690909


photo of Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)
Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)


Stalk, C.A., Fredericks, J.J., Smith, C.G., Smith, K.E.L., 2020, Multibeam bathymetry data collected in 2019 from Grand Bay and Point Aux Chenes Bay Alabama/Mississippi : U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU --- Navigation
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 --- Single Beam
Multibeam Bathymetry System --- Multibeam (Processed elevation point data from both sensor configurations as derived from a 1-meter grid provided in WGS84 and NAD83, NAVD88 GEOID 12A)

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