USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-025-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: south side of Molokai, Hawaiian Islands, United States, North America, North Pacific;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Mike Field - CMGP-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s): Michael Bothner

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sediment coring in reef embayments and in the shallow lagoon inshore of coral reef. Purpose of sampling is to determine recent rates of sediment accumulation in areas where the reef health is degraded.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1999-04-14

Start Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

End Date: 1999-04-14

End Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

Equipment Used: DGPS, GPS - Handheld, Corer - gravity, Grab sampler

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: SCUBA diving was used to a max. depth of 60 feet. Most observations of coral and sampling will be accomplished by snorkeling. Each of the field party collected sediment samples and photographed the bottom. The fluff sampler, slide hammer corer, and grab sampler were tested on this cruise.

Staff: Robert Barton, Michael Bothner, Mike Field, Peter W. Gill, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:
Susie Cochran
Hank Chezar
and Pat Chavez

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Field, Mike Bothner, Susie Cochran, Peter Gill, Hank Chezar, and Pat Chavez. Bob Barton and Joe Newell helped with mobilization and shipping of gear.
Project = Geologic Studies of Coral Reefs, Geologic Studies of Coral Reefs

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Prowler
Prowler

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation
Corer - gravity --- Geology
1999-025-FA-SC-002 ( CORE, GRAB samples)
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology
1999-025-FA-SC-001 ( CORE, GRAB samples)