Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith
Information Specialist(s): Christopher Reich
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: pH, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Historical trends in Marsh development
Start Port/Location: Mobile, AL
End Port/Location: Mobile, AL
Start Date: 2009-09-24
End Date: 2009-10-02
Equipment Used: MyronL probe, Camera, Digital, Hand Held, Bottom Grab Sampler, GPS , Push Corer
Information to be Derived: Marsh accumulation/sedimentation rates (xsPb-210 and Cs-137); Ecological succession and sediment sources (Stable C & N isotopes, Forams)
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:
Staff: Christopher Reich
Notes: Additional equipment: probes, petite ponar.
Mobile Bay AL
|North: 30.7215717||South: 30.20913418||West: -88.2078||East: -87.66945238|
Osterman, L.E., Smith, C.G., 2012, Over 100 years of environmental change recorded by foraminifers and sediments in a large Gulf of Mexico estuary, Mobile Bay, AL, USA: Estuarine and Continental Shelf Science, v. 115, pp. 345–358, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2012.10.001.
Smith, C.G., Osterman, L.E., and Poore, R.Z., 2013, An examination of historic inorganic sedimentation and organic matter accumulation in several marsh types within the Mobile Bay and Mobile-Tensaw River Delta region: Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 63, pp. 68–83, doi: 10.2112/SI63-007.1.
Smith, C.G., Osterman, L.E., 2013, An Evaluation of Temporal Changes in Sediment Accumulation and Impacts on Carbon Burial in Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA: Estuaries and Coasts, pp. 1–15, doi: 10.1007/s12237-013-9731-z.
Umberger, D.K., Osterman, L.E., Smith, C.G., Frazier, J., Richwine, K.A., 2012, Seasonal variability in the surface sediments of Mobile Bay, Alabama recorded by geochemistry and foraminifera, 2009-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 733, 28 p., URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/733/.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Camera, Digital, Hand Held||---||Photo|
|Bottom Grab Sampler||---||Biology|
|09SSP01-SA-pd-12 ( LOI (loss on ignition) grab samples)|
09SPP01-SA-pd-16 ( Summary of basic physical properties of surface samples)
09SSP01-SA-pd-17 ( Summary of C and N isotopic signatures and C and N content of bulk organic matter)
09SSP01-SA-pd-13 ( Surface sediment data (physical parameters, isotopic signatures, foram abundances))
09SSP01-SA-pd-14 ( Foram assemblage counts (living and dead), and the recounts (living and dead) that account for dissolution)
|Push Corer||---||Geology||09SSP01-SA-pd-1 ( PB-210 and Cs-137 inventories and related parameters)|
09SSP01-SA-pd-3 ( Summary of C and N isotopic signatures and C and N content of bulk organic matter )
09SSP01-SA-pd-2 ( summary of basic physical properties of marsh cores)
09SSP01-SA-pd-5 ( List of proposed event layers observed in march cores)
09SSP01-SA-pd-4 ( Linear sedimentation rates and mass accum. rates)
09SSP01-SA-pd-15 ( Forams and geochemistry data summary for box cores and marsh cores)