Field Activity 2005-302-FA

Identifier 2005-302-FA
Purpose To conduct a high resolution single-beam bathymetric survey from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass that reoccupies tracklines from a similar bathymetric survey conducted in 1989.
Location Port Fourchon, LA; Caminada Monroe Headland
Summary Collected 483 km of single-beam bathy data which translated into 155,477 xyz data points.
Info derived Base station GPS, Boat GPS, single-beam bathymetry data
Comments This is a retroactive FAN, the survey platform was the R/V Streeterville and the government vehicle used at the time was a chevy suburban - white.
Projects
Platform
Streeterville
22' Whaler
Vehicles
None
Itinerary
Start Fourchon, LA 2005-07-26
End Fourchon, LA 2005-08-05
Days in the field 12
Bounds
West -90.2288362
East -89.9959833
North 29.1995924
South 29.0098368
Marine operations Yes

Personnel

Organization
University of New Orleans(UNO)
New Orleans, LA
Organization
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators James G Flocks
Crew members
Billy J Reynolds
Scientist, Staff
Nancy T DeWitt
Scientist, Staff
Mark Erik Hansen
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Nancy T DeWitt
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal University of New Orleans (UNO) and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR)

Data types and categories

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

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS
Benchmarks, Navigation
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Collapsible Tripod
Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Transects
(no data)
Tripod was used to hold the choke ring antenna upon the benchmark at each static base location.
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Choke Ring Antenna
Benchmarks, Navigation
(no data)
The satellite L1/L2 signals were received via the Ashtech choke-ring antennas for the base station and the boat. The Ashtech Z-Xtreme GPS receivers interpret the signals and record the information as binary files.
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Marimatech Echosounder
Single Beam
(no data)
This instrument did not collect individual files; rather it was streaming depth below transducer via the E-SEA.dll driver into the HYPACK acquisition software. The strings of data are time stamped and located in the RAW HYPACK files. Example of data string: EC2 2 53549.473 2.210 0.000.
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

TSS DMS-05 Motion Sensor
Interferometric, Single Beam
(no data)
This instrument did not collet individual files; rather it was streaming boat motion (heave, roll, and pitch) via the TSS320.dll driver into the HYPACK acquisition software. The strings of data are time stamped and located in the RAW HYPACK files. Example of data string: HCP 0 40073.584 -0.020 1.680 3.110.
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity

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By data category:
Location-Elevation, Sonar
By data type:
Benchmarks, Navigation, Single Beam