USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-015-FA

Other ID: S-W2-08-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Pat Wiberg, University of Virginia

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER, Christopher Sherwood

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recovery of mooring #851 ADCP tripod at Site B1; coring for grain size and erosion chamber analyses.


Start Date: 2008-04-29

Start Port/Location: Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA

End Date: 2008-05-02

End Port/Location: Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA

Equipment Used: Gust Erosion Microcosm System (GEMS), DGPS, Digital camera, Corer - piston, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered Tripod # 851, time series, 4/29/08. Cored Site B3, grain size, 5/1/2008. Cored Sites B3, B5, and B6, grain size, 5/2/2008.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Benedicte Ferre, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Pat Wiberg
Univ. of Virginia
Scientist; Joanne Ferreira
Tech. (USGS-PSC)

Notes: Tophat ADCP mount (mooring 851) at B1 recovered by SCMI divers from R/V YELLOWFIN on 29 April. Slow cores for erosion-chamber measurement obtained from R/V SEA WATCH on 1-2 May. Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden, Tech.; Richard Rendigs, Tech.; Bene Ferre, Scientist. Data Curator: Kurt Rosenberger.
Project = California Urban Project - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Urban Project - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Palos Verdes Shelf, Los Angeles, California, United States, North America, North Pacific,

North: 33.74194 South: 33.67605 West: -118.439 East: -118.26722


photo of Sea Watch
Sea Watch
photo of Yellowfin


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
2008-015-FA-SC-001-02 ( Gust chamber analysis and report: erosion chamber analysis by Pat Wiberg.)
DGPS --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
2008-015-FA-PH-001 ( Deck Photos: 62 digital photos taken by Bene Ferre.)
Corer - piston --- Geology
2008-015-FA-SC-001-01 ( B. Buczkowski's Samples Archive database: 11 records, sample IDs B3-4, B5-1, B5-2, B5-3, B6-1, B6-2, and B6-3.)
2008-015-FA-SC-001 ( 11 samples from 7 slow-cores: see B. Buczkowski's Samples Archive database for additional information about individual samples.)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2008-015-FA-NL-001-01 ( Records for Mooring 851 in M. Martini's Excel mooring log spreadsheet.)