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ID 06001
Also Known As 06001
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Chief Scientists: Dave Twichell, Lee Edmiston, Apalachicola Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Data (Navigation-DGPS, Navigation-Hypack, Sidescan-Klien, Sidescan-Submetrix, Chirp subbottom profiler 424, Autonomous Surface Vehicle) of field activity 06001 (R-1-06-GM) in Apalachicola Bay, FL from 05/29/2006 to 06/27/2006
Organization United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Project/Theme Apalachicola Bay Habitat Mapping
Chief Scientist Dave Twichell
Lee Edmiston
Platform Rafael
Area of Operation Apalachicola Bay, FL, Gulf of Mexico
Bounding Coordinates
-85.16667     -84.75000
Ports LEAVE Apalachicola, FL
ARRIVE Apalachicola, FL
Dates 05/29/2006 (JD 149) to 06/27/2006 (JD 178)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Information Specialist
Dave Twichell
Dave Twichell
Lee Edmiston Apalachicola Bay National, Chief Scientist Estuarine Research Reserve, Chief Scientist
Barry Irwin (boat captain)
Chuck Worley (electronics technician on Rafael)
Emile Bergeron (electronics technician for IRIS)
Tom O'Brien (electronics technician for IRIS)
Jane Denny (data processor)
Brian Andrews (data processor)
Bill Stevenson NOAA Coastal Services Center
Equipment Used
Chirp subbottom profiler (424)
Autonomous Surface Vehicl (e for mapping in really shallow parts of the bay.)
Complete seafloor mapping of Apalachicola Bay using the
RAFAEL to map areas deeper than 2 m and the ASV, IRIS for mapping
areas shallower than 2 m.
Information to be Derived
Habitat maps;Sea Floor Map;Bathymetric Maps;Morphology;
This field season marked the second year of surveying in
Apalachicola Bay.  The goal of the mapping project was to provide an
updated map of the distribution of oyster beds in the bay.
Continuous coverage sidescan sonar imagery and bathymetric data were
used to achieve this goal, and high-resolution chirp profiles were
used to define the geologic framework upon which the oyster beds are
set.  The bay is shallow (average depth 2.5 m), and the crests of
most of the oyster beds are in water depths less than 1 m.
Consequently the entire area could not be surveyed using the RAFAEL.
IRIS, the newly acquired ASV, was used to map the shallow areas.
This was the first use of this system, and it proved quite
successful. This year s field operation was conducted during late
May and June.  The RAFAEL collected data during 25 of the 29 day
field program and IRIS collected data during 14 days.  Aboard RAFAEL
RTK GPS navigation, Klein sidescan sonar imagery, Submetrix
interferometric bathymetry, and chirp subbottom profiles were
collected in digital form along 1492 km of trackline.  IRIS
collected RTK GPS navigation, Edgetech sindscan sonar imagery,
single-beam bathymetry, and chirp subbottom data in digital form
along 148 km of tracks.  From the two platforms data (all in digital
form) were collected along 1640 km of survey lines.
Navigation technique: RTK GPS.
29 days at sea. 1640 km kms. of continuous data. no stations occupied.
NOAA Coastal Services Center
Got Help? For 06001, we would appreciate any information on -- activity type, analog materials, contract, days at sea, dive count, kms of navigation, national plan, NGDC Info, owner, project number, publications, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, tabulated info.
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