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Summary Information for Field Activity 2002-014-FA

Area of Operations: Myrtle Beach, Long Bay, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 03, 2002 to June 18, 2002

Chief scientist: Bill Schwab

Objectives: Map the shallow geologic framework of the inner shelf south of Winyah Bay and off Folly Beach.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived:

Summary: The shallow sub-bottom and surficial geology were surveyed using seismic reflection, sidescan sonar, and bathymetric systems. Two areas were surveyed: a ~200 km2 area offshore of Folly Beach in central South Carolina, and a ~85 km2 area off of Winyah Bay in northern South Carolina.

Contact: Jane Denny (jdenny@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-1-02-SR. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/12/research2.html

Platform Info:
ATLANTIC SURVEYOR

Publications resulting from these data

Schwab, W.C., Gayes, P.T., Morton, R.A., Driscoll, N.W., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Denny, J.F., Harris, M.S., Katuna, M.P., Putney, T.R., Voulgaris, G., Warner, J.C., and Wright, E.E.,2009, in Barnhardt, W.E., ed., Coastal change along the shore of northeastern South Carolina; the South Carolina coastal erosion study: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1206. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1206/)

Schwab, W. C., Gayes, P. T., Morton, R. A., Driscoll, N. W., Baldwin, W. E., Barnhardt, W. A., Denny, J. F., Harris, M. S., Katuna, M. P., Putney, T. R., Voulgaris, G., Warner, J. C., and Wright, E. E.,2009, Coastal change along the shore of northeastern South Carolina; the South Carolina coastal erosion study, Barnhardt, W.A. (ed.): U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1339, 77 p.. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1339/)

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