Field Activity 2005-301-FA

Identifier 2005-301-FA
Purpose The results of this study will prioritize information needs (bathymetric and hydrologic) for all tributaries flowing into the Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve, by conducting bathymetric surveys along priority estuarine rivers and offshore coastal areas and by describing the hydrodynamic characteristics of estuarine rivers (tidal magnitudes) and relevance to the overall circulation and mixing patterns of the area. This project addresses the collection and interpretation of data necessary to develop the present day bathymetry offshore from Wiggins Pass to Cape Romano, Florida.
Location Wiggins Pass to Cape Romano, FL
Summary Number of soundings: 186,203 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 Platform: Outboard motor boat. All data were processed relative to the WGS84 (G1150) ellipsoid.
Start Wiggins Pass, FL 2005-07-01
End Cape Romano, FL 2005-07-01
West -81.9744873
East -81.8494873
North 26.20766058
South 26.08266058
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