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Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-324-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Cancelled

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

Funding Program(s): Estuary and Marsh Geology - EMRG (Geomorphology) (GX.21.MN00.M1D20.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Chelsea Stalk

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect Single-beam bathymetry within Grand Bay and Point Au Chenes Bay, AL/MS

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - Grey (GSA)

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2020-10-25

End Date: 2020-11-07

Equipment Used: Choke Ring Antenna, Tripods, ODOM-Echotrac CV-100, Castaway-CTD, SBG Ellipse A Motion Sensor, SP90 GNSS Receiver

Information to be Derived: Singlebeam bathymetry x,y,z soundings and bathymetry grids.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Trip Postponed to early 2021 - Will generate new FAN accordingly

Staff: Hunter Wilcox, Chelsea Stalk

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 20CCT01 = Jet Ski = RV Shark (white)collecting Single beam bathymetry
20CCT02 = Jet Ski = RV Chum (blue)collecting Single beam bathymetry;

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2015-315-FA as a portion of the data collected will be a repeat of the 2015 survey.


Grand Bay and Point Au Chenes Bay, AL/MS

North: 30.42732018 South: 30.2790872 West: -88.5373 East: -88.30902148


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)



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Castaway-CTD --- Sound Velocity
SBG Ellipse A Motion Sensor --- Single Beam
ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 --- Single Beam
Tripods --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
SP90 GNSS Receiver --- Navigation
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks

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