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Field Activity Details for field activity S0111SF

AKA: none

Other ID: S-01-11-SF

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): South Bay Salt Ponds (MU268)

Principal Investigator(s): David Finlayson, Bruce Jaffe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Amy Foxgrover

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Measure tidal flat and subtidal morphology. Collect baseline data set for change detection.


Start Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

End Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

Start Date: 2011-01-18

End Date: 2011-01-21

Equipment Used: GPS, SWATHplus 234.5 kHz

Information to be Derived: Bathymetry and Acoustic Backscatter

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Finlayson, Bruce Jaffe, Thomas Reiss

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This effort is part of a multi-disciplinary GD/BRD/WRD study entitled Effects of regional wetland restoration on mud flats of the South San Francisco Bay: avian ecology, food webs, and sediment supply . Other surveys included in this effort: S-16-08-SF, S-1-09-SF, S-3-09-SF, S-9-09-SF, S-1-10-SF, S-10-10-SF, S-17-10-SF.

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Bruce Jaffe
David Finlayson
Tom Reiss



North: 37.51985624 South: 37.47998032 West: -122.15677644 East: -122.09614563


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Foxgrover, A.C., Jaffe, B.E., and Fregoso, T.A., 2022, Bathymetric surveys collected near Dumbarton Bridge in south San Francisco Bay, California, 2008 to 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Fregoso, T.A., Jaffe, B.E., and Foxgrover, A.C., 2020, High-resolution (1 m) digital elevation model (DEM) of San Francisco Bay, California, created using bathymetry data collected between 1999 and 2020 (ver. 2.0, July 2021): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
SWATHplus 234.5 kHz --- Interferometric
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