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Field Activity Details for field activity S508SC

AKA: none

Other ID: S-5-08-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Applied sediment transport (ZP009TV)

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Warrick

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Finlayson

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Provide bathymetric and substrate information for the purpose of evaluating the effects of future restoration efforts in the estuary.


Start Port/Location: San Diego, CA

End Port/Location: San Diego, CA

Start Date: 2008-04-28

End Date: 2008-05-16

Equipment Used: GPS, Swath, sidescansonar, Underwatervideo

Information to be Derived: Inner shelf bathymetry and substrate type

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Provide bathymetric and substrate information of the inner shelf offshore of the Tijuana River estuary.

Staff: Michael Boyle, Kate Farnsworth, David Finlayson, Gerry Hatcher, Thomas Reiss

Affiliate Staff:
Jon Warrick - USGS
Jamie Grover - USGS

Notes: Fate and Transport Demonstration Project. Proposed: 14 days files on /imgarc2/S-5-08-SC

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Jon Warrick - USGS
Kate Farnsworth
Jamie Grover - USGS
Gerry Hatcher - USGS
David Finlayson - USGS
Mike Boyle - USGS
Tom Reiss - USGS



North: 32.72492 South: 32.5295 West: -117.233 East: -117.1262


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Dartnell, P., Finlayson, D.P., and Warrick, J.A.,, 2020, Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data collected in 2008 offshore Tijuana River Estuary, California during USGS Field Activity ID: S-5-08-SC: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Warrick, J.A., Rosenberger, K., Lam, A., Ferreira, J., Miller, I.M., Rippy, M., Svejkovsky, J., and Mustain, N., 2012, Observations of coastal sediment dynamics of the Tijuana Estuary Fine Sediment Fate and Transport Demonstration Project, Imperial Beach, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1083, 29 p.,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Global positioning system (GPS) data s-5-08-sc.061 (Provisional best file)
Swath --- Multibeam
sidescansonar --- Sidescan
Underwatervideo --- Video

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