Field Activity 2002-301-FA

Identifier 2002-301-FA
Purpose This project addresses the collection and interpretation of data necessary to develop the present day bathymetry of the Caloosahatchee/Estero Bay region. This project supports several SFWMD efforts including the proposed MFL development for Estero Bay due in 2006, the revisit of the Caloosahatchee Estuary MFL and the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study all of which would utilize hydrodynamic model results. The project also supports other non-modeling efforts such as the determination of the oligolialine zone in the Estero Bay system.
Location Caloosahatchee River, FL
Summary Number of soundings: 140,388 in comma-delimited and Esri point shapefile formats.
Info derived Single beam bathymetry (X,Y,Z) data. Products are ASCII text files of the sounding data and point shapefiles representing seafloor elevations.
Comments All data were processed relative to the WGS84 (G1150) ellipsoid.
22' Whaler
Start Beautiful Island, FL 2002-10-01
End Shell Point, FL 2002-10-01
West -81.99920654
East -81.87420654
North 26.56196733
South 26.43696733
Marine operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Mark Erik Hansen
Crew members
Nancy T DeWitt
Scientist, Staff
Mark Erik Hansen
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Nancy T DeWitt
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Single Beam

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Marimatech Echosounder Single Beam 2
TSS DMS-05 Motion Sensor Interferometric, Single Beam (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact Marimatech Echosounder Singlebeam soundings in Esri point shapefile format. Nancy T DeWitt Marimatech Echosounder Singlebeam soundings in comma-delimited text format. Nancy T DeWitt


Samples collected during this field activity