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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Signell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Shea Penland - University of New Orleans, 504/280-3119, FAX: 504/280-7396

Information Specialist(s): Richard Signell

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy two tripods (#515 and 516) measuring currents, salinity, temperature and beam attenuation in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.


Start Port/Location: Slidell, LA

End Port/Location: Slidell, LA

Start Date: 1998-01-18

End Date: 1998-01-18

Equipment Used: S4 current meter, Mooring tripod, GPS - Handheld

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tripods deployed at: Station A (inshore) 30d 02.053 N, 90d 12.080 W; Station B (offshore) 30d 09.887 N, 90d 04.947 W. Moorings deployed: 2 (#514 and 515 recovered FA 98030 PEARL RIVER BARGE May 6, 1998).

Staff: Marinna Martini, Richard Signell, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Conner - LSU Coordinator; Joel Chalkey
Mark Miller
LSU - Divers; Katy Haralampides - UNO Observer

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rich Signell, Chief Scientist; Marinna Martini, Operations Chief; Joseph Newell, Technical and Logistical Support, Trucking.
Project = Lake Pontchartrain: Geologic Framework and Processes, Lake Pontchartrain: Geologic Framework and Processes


Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 30.2 South: 30 West: -90.25 East: -90


Pearl Barge



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
S4 current meter --- Current
1998-005-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation

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