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Field Activity Details for field activity S0311CA

AKA: none

Other ID: S-03-11-CA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record (ZP00ES5)

Principal Investigator(s): Bruce Jaffe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Theresa Fregoso

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: measure river morphology and classify sediments for hydrodynamic modeling support

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Woodland, CA

End Port/Location: Woodland, CA

Start Date: 2011-01-31

End Date: 2011-02-04

Equipment Used: grab, GPS, SWATHplus 234.5kHz

Information to be Derived: bathymetry and acoustic backscatter

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A digital elevation model (DEM) was created for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Staff: David Finlayson, Bruce Jaffe, Thomas Reiss

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: transcribed from old log form v3.1, sent to basecamp by David finlayson 12/20/2010

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Bruce Jaffe
David Finlayson
Tom Reiss



North: 38.82088 South: 38.67258 West: -121.725 East: -121.59245


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Finlayson, D.P., Smith, D.L., Mulvey, B.M., Jaffe, B.E., Fregoso, T.A., and Reiss, T.E., 2017, Bathymetric and acoustic backscatter data of the Sacramento River, from the Feather River to Knights Landing, California in February, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Fregoso, T., Wang, R.-F., Ateljevich, E., and Jaffe, B.E., 2017, A new seamless, high-resolution digital elevation model of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1067, pp. 1–27.

Fregoso, T.A., Wang, R.-F., Alteljevich, E., and Jaffe, B.E., 2017, San Francisco Bay-Delta bathymetric/topographic digital elevation model (DEM): U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
grab --- Geology
GPS --- Navigation
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Global positioning system (GPS) data s-03-11-ca.061 (Provisional best file)
SWATHplus 234.5kHz --- Interferometric
File list (InfoBank file)

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