Area of Operations: Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: September 10, 1996 to September 11, 1996
Chief scientist: Bill Schwab
Rob Thieler, Orrin Pilkey - Duke
Objectives: Assess changes to shoreface/inner shelf sediment distribution due to Hurricane Fran (landfall Cape Fear, North Carolina, 5 Sep., 1996). Resurvey Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island, North Carolina to study areas using high-resolution sidescan sonar.
Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping
Information to be derived: Sea floor map;
Summary: Reconnaissance sidescan indicates there were moderate changes to shoreface sediment distribution. Sidescan sonar: 50 km.
Contact: Rob Thieler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
InfoBank: uses the identifier R-47-96-NR. Visit this site for more information.
Related Links: http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/~nancy/tracks/96track/rita02.gif