Field Activity 2014-314-FA

Identifier 2014-314-FA
Alternate names 14BIM01, 14BIM02, 14BIM03, 14BIM04
Purpose Characterize the geologic framework
Location Breton Island, Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico
Summary Interferometric swath bathymetry and backscatter (71 lines), singlebeam bathymetry (462 lines), bubble pulser sub-bottom profiles (20 lines), submerged sediment grab samples (39), and sediment push cores (18).
Info derived Bathymetry, nearsurface geology, island elevation
Personal Water Craft (White WVR1 - Shark)
White WaveRunner, R/V Shark
26' Parker
Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)
22-ft Twin Vee This boat has a carrying capacity of up to 1500 pounds and up to 7 people and a shallow draft (9 inches empty). This boat's cat hull design results in a smoother ride in choppy water, at the expense of a slightly deeper draft. This boat is powered by two Yamaha 70hp motors.
Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA)
Ford F-350 Dually White (GSA)
White Dodge Pickup - White
Start Venice, La 2014-07-11
End Biloxi, Ms 2014-07-31
West -89.2886
East -89.03729248
North 29.57913024
South 29.36320932
Marine operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators James G FlocksJennifer L Miselis
Crew members
James G Flocks
Scientist, Staff
Billy J Reynolds
Scientist, Staff
Nancy T DeWitt
Scientist, Staff
Kyle W Kelso
Scientist, Staff
Jennifer L Miselis
Scientist, Staff
Joseph J Fredericks
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Arnell S Forde
Specialist, Information
Julie C Bernier
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling, Seismics, Sonar, Time Series
Data type: Benchmarks, Navigation, Geology, Bubble Gun, Interferometric, Single Beam, Sound Velocity, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation 3
F190 DGPS/IMU Navigation (no data reported)
Bubble Pulser Bubble Gun (no data reported)
Generic - Echosounder Single Beam 2
Interferometric Bathymetry System Interferometric 3
Valeport SVP Sound Velocity (no data reported)
Garmin GPS Navigation 1
Push Corer Geology 5
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)
GPS Pole Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Grab Sampler Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Vibracorer Geology (no data reported)
Bubble Pulser Hydrophone Streamer Cable Bubble Gun (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Swath tracklines – R/V Sallenger Nancy T DeWitt Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Single-beam tracklines – R/V Jabba Jaw Nancy T DeWitt Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Single-beam tracklines – R/V Chum Bucket Generic - Echosounder Single-beam soundings – R/V Jabba Jaw Nancy T DeWitt Generic - Echosounder Single-beam soundings – R/V Chum Bucket Interferometric Bathymetry System Swath data 5-m BASE resolution – R/V Sallenger Nancy T DeWitt Garmin GPS Sample (push and grab) locations (.xlsx, .csv, .shp, .kml) Julie C Bernier
14BIM04_CoreLogs.pdf Push Corer Core logs Julie C Bernier Push Corer Core photographs Julie C Bernier Push Corer Core x-radiographs Julie C Bernier Push Corer GRADISTAT grain size run statistics Julie C Bernier Push Corer Grain size summary statistics Julie C Bernier

Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact Interferometric Bathymetry System Esri ArcGIS project Nancy T DeWitt Interferometric Bathymetry System Bathymetry DEM 100-m cell size Nancy T DeWitt


Samples collected during this field activity