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Field Activity Details for field activity 09CEV01

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Poore

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Jessica Spear

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Calibrate sediment proxies during a sediment trap experiment to reconstruct Holocene climate variability in the northern Gulf of Mexico

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End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2009-01-08

End Date: 2009-01-13

Equipment Used: Rosette, Sediment Trap, Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) Logger/Probe

Information to be Derived: Faunal, geochemical and isotopic data from sediment trap and sediment core samples, geochemical analysis of seawater

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This project seeks to reconstruct Holocene climate variability in the northern Gulf of Mexico by calibrating faunal, isotopic and geochemical proxy records from deep-sea sediments using sediment trap material and concurrent hydrographic and climatological measurements

Staff: Caitlin Reynolds, Julie Richey

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Cruise dates are estimated.

Location:

northern Gulf of Mexico

Boundaries
North: 30.92461065 South: 26.02812997 West: -94.1528 East: -83.93505859

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Publications

Poore, R.Z., Spear, J.W., Tedesco, K.A., 2013, Seasonal flux and assemblage composition of planktic foraminifers from a sediment-trap study in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Journal of Coastal Research, no. Special Issue 63, pp. 6–19, doi: 10.2112/Si63-002.1.

Reynolds, C.E., Poore, R.Z., 2013, Seasonal flux and assemblage composition of planktic foraminifera from the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2008-11: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1158, 11 p., URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1158/.

Reynolds, C.E., Richey, J.N., Poore, R.Z., 2013, Seasonal flux and assemblage composition of planktic foraminifera from the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2008-12: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1243, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1243/.

Richey, J.N., Reynolds, C.E., Tappa, E., Thunell, R., 2014, Weekly resolution particulate flux from a sediment trap in the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2008-2012: Open-File Report 2014-1035, 14 p., doi: 10.3133/ofr20141035.

Spear, J.W., Poore, R.Z., 2011, Seasonal flux and assemblage composition of planktic foraminifera from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, 2008-2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1002, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1002/.

Spear, J.W., Poore, R.Z., Quinn, T.M., 2011, Globorotalia truncatulinoides (dextral) Mg/Ca as a proxy for Gulf of Mexico winter mixed-layer temperature: Evidence from a sediment trap in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Marine Micropaleontology, v. 80, pp. 53–61, doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2011.05.001.

Spear, J.W., Reynolds, C.E., Poore, R.Z., 2011, Seasonal flux and assemblage composition of planktic foraminifera from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, 2008-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1215, 19 p., URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1215/.

Thirumalai, K., Richey, J.N., Quinn, T.M., Poore, R.Z., 2014, Globigerinoides ruber morphotypes in the Gulf of Mexico: A test of null hypothesis: Scientific Reports, v. 4, doi: 10.1038/srep06018.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Rosette --- Chemistry
Sediment Trap --- Geology
09CEV01-SA-pd-1 ( Planktic foraminiferal flux and percent contribution table)
09CEV01-SA-pd-3 ( Figure showing weekly percent abundance of 10 most common species/ groups of planktic foraminifers)
09CEV01-SA-pd-4 ( Average daily fluxes of total mass, Organic Carbon (orgC), Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3))
09CEV01-SA-pd-2 ( Figure showing average daily flux of 7-14 day-long sampling intervals of planktic foraminifers and 10 most abundant species/groups)
Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) Logger/Probe --- CTD
09CEV01-SA-pd-9 ( Temperature and salinity depth profiles at the trap site during 2009)

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