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Field Activity Details for field activity S310SF

AKA: none

Other ID: S-3-10-SF

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): San Francisco Bay Coastal System (ZP00DMA)

Principal Investigator(s): Bruce Jaffe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Finlayson

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

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


Start Port/Location: Corte Madera, CA

End Port/Location: Corte Madera, CA

Start Date: 2010-01-26

End Date: 2010-01-29

Equipment Used: GPS, Soundvelocityprofiler, multibeam

Information to be Derived: Bathymetry and Acoustic Backscatter

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Michael Boyle, Peter Dal Ferro, David Finlayson, Greg Gabel, Thomas Reiss

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Corte Madera Mud Flats, San Francisco Bay. This effort is part of a multi-disciplinary EPA funded study entitled, Innovative Wetland Adaption in the Lower Corte Madera Creek Watershed. The Bay Conservation and Development Commission is leading this effort.

Staff information imported from InfoBank
David Finlayson
Mike Boyle
Pete Dal Ferro
Greg Gabel
Tom Reiss



North: 37.93961 South: 37.89986 West: -122.504 East: -122.44719


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Foxgrover, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Jaffe, B.E., Takekawa, J.Y., Thorne, K.M., and Spragens, K.A., 2011, 2010 bathymetric survey and digital elevation model of Corte Madera Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1217, 20 p.,

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,


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