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Field Activity Details for field activity A198HW

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AKA: none

Other ID: A-1-98-HW,OA-1-98-HW

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Pacific Seafloor Mapping Project (ZP000LD)

Principal Investigator(s): Jim Gardner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Peter Dartnell

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map areas around the Hawaiian Islands (Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Hawaii) to support a variety of projects, including marine disposal site studies, coral reef studies, and Marine Sanctuary studies.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1998-02-04

End Date: 1998-02-27

Equipment Used: GPS, integratednavigation, multibeam, sidescansonar

Information to be Derived: Bathymetry, backscatter, slope, sediment volumes, interpreted geology, etc

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Completed survey and processed bathymetry and backscatter data off specific areas of the Hawaiian Islands, including Kauai Oahu, Hawaii, and the Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary between Molokai, Maui, Lanai, and Kahoolawe.


Affiliate Staff:
Art Kleiner (C&C Technologies) - Party Chief

Notes: For raw and intermediate data sets, contact Rani Nandiwada

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Jim Gardner (USGS Western Region) - Chief Scientist
Art Kleiner (C&C Technologies) - Party Chief



North: 22.03334 South: 19.58333 West: -159.7667 East: -154.8


photo of Ocean Alert
Ocean Alert


Torresan, M.E. and G., James V.,, 2000, Acoustic Mapping of the Regional Seafloor Geology in and Around Hawaiian Ocean Dredged-Material Disposal Sites: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-124,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
survey information (GPS)
integratednavigation --- Navigation
Integrated navigation (SINS) data a-1-98-hw.050 (Provisional best file)
survey information (integrated navigation)
multibeam --- Multibeam
sidescansonar --- Sidescan

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