Field Activity 2003-302-FA

Identifier 2003-302-FA
Purpose This project addressed the collection and interpretation of data necessary to develop the present day bathymetry of the Estero Bay region. This project supports several SFWMD efforts including the proposed MFL development for Estero Bay, which was due in 2006, the revisit of the Estero Bay 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 Estero Bay to Matlacha Pass, FL
Summary Number of soundings: 28,716,737 in comma-delimited and Esri point shapefile formats.
Info derived Single beam bathymetry (X,Y,Z). 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. Lidar data was collected for Estero Bay to Matlacha Pass, FL under field activity 03LTS04.
22' Whaler
Start Estero Bay, FL 2003-02-01
End Matlacha Pass, FL 2003-06-01
West -82.11456299
East -81.9730835
North 26.48824314
South 26.36816489
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
Marimatech Echosounder Single Beam 2
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
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