USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-040-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): Pat Wiberg, U. of Virginia

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Set moorings and tripods, mooring numbers 840-852.


Start Date: 2007-12-03

Start Port/Location: San Diego, CA

End Date: 2007-12-07

End Port/Location: San Diego, CA

Equipment Used: Gust Erosion Microcosm System (GEMS), CTD, DGPS, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Corer - slow, Current

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed moorings, collected CTD profiles and slow cores, and processed cores through GUST chamber.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
PSC: mobilization and shipboard - Joanne Ferreira
Kurt Rosenberger
Dave Gonzales
Jamie Grover; Mobilization - Kevin O'Toole; shipboard - Marlene Noble
Jingping Xu; UVA: shipboard - Pat Wiberg
Sarah Lawson

Notes: Original Center People field contained: WHSC mobilization and shipboard - Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs.
Project = Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes


Palos Verdes, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 33.75 South: 33.7 West: -118.4 East: -118.3


photo of Robert Gordon Sproul
Robert Gordon Sproul


Wiberg, P.L., and Sherwood, Christopher R., 2008, Calculating wave-generated bottom orbital velocities from surface-wave parameters: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.010.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Gust Erosion Microcosm System (GEMS) --- Experiments
DGPS --- Navigation
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Corer - slow --- Geology
2007-040-FA-SC-001 ( slow core samples)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)