USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-027-FA

Other ID: MK-0202; A-1-02-HW

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Kamiloloa, Pala'au, Hale Olono, Puko'o, Kamalo, Island of Molokai, Hawaii, United States, North America, North Pacific;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Mike Field, CMGP-Santa Cruz, CA

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Final recovery of two 21-bottle time-series sediment traps. Recovery of ~14 suspended sediment tube traps. Collection of 2 1.75-inch ID push cores. Downloading of salinity and turbidity data. Perform a post-recovery turbidity calibration bucket test. Clean, dismantle, and ship time-series trap tripods back to Woods Hole. Ship all other gear back to Woods Hole.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2002-02-14

Start Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

End Date: 2002-02-15

End Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, Temperature and salinity, Sediment traps, GPS (wh), Push corer (wh), Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: All cruise objectives were met.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Mike Field (Chief Scientist and project chief)
Curt Storlazzi
Susie Cochran
and Josh Logan (at-sea scientists and divers); Hank Chezar was present to recover his underwater camera system.

Notes:

Location Map:

Platform(s):

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Alyce C

Publications

Bothner, M.H., Reynolds, Richard L., Casso, Michael A., Storlazzi, Curt D., and Field, Michael E., 2006, Quantity, composition, and source of sediment collected in sediment traps along the fringing coral reef off Molokai, Hawaii: Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 52 no. 9, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.01.008.

Bothner, M.H., Reynolds, Richard L., Casso, Michael A., Storlazzi, Curt D., and Field, Michael E., 2008, Sediment mobility along Moloka`i's fringing coral reef; evidence from sediment traps; Chapter 19 of Field, Michael E., Cochran, Susan A., Logan, Joshua B., and Storlazzi, Curt D., eds., The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; portrait of a sediment-threatened fringing reef: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5101/sir2007-5101_chapter19.pdf.

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.

Field, M.E., Bothner, M.E., Chavez, P.S., Jr., Cochran, S.A., Jokiel, P.L., Ogston, A.S., Presto, M.K., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2008, The effects of a Kona storm on the Moloka`i reef; November and December 2001; Chapter 21 of Field, Michael E., Cochran, Susan A., Logan, Joshua B., and Storlazzi Curt D., eds., The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; portrait of a sediment-threatened fringing reef: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5101/sir2007-5101_chapter21.pdf.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Temperature
Sediment traps --- Geology
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Geology
2002-027-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)