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Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-035-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Richard Reynolds - WRD-Denver

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: Turbidity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover Honjo time-series traps and OBSes deployed early June 2006. Diver-collect cores using the slide hammer and water samples at sites in Hanalei Bay. Collect grab samples from the Hanalei River using kayaks and snorkling. Collect soil samples within the rivers watershed. Collect one sample of suspended matter from the river while it was at a modest flood stage. All samples were collected for analysis of 137Cs, 7Be, 210Pb, and magnetic properties.


Start Port/Location: Hanalei, Kauai, HI

End Port/Location: Hanalei, Kauai, HI

Start Date: 2006-09-06

End Date: 2006-09-15

Equipment Used: DGPS, Sediment traps, Optical Backscatter, Slide hammer corer

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Two time-series traps and about 6 tube traps recovered. 9 sediment cores collected and cut by Amy Draut. Bothner and Rich Reynolds collected upland sediment (soil) samples at 16 locations within the Hanalei watershed. Samples analyzed in USGS Menlo Park, Woods Hole, Denver and various other laboraties.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Richard Reynolds - WRD-Denver
CO; from USGS-Santa Cruz: Mike Field (project and field work chief)
Curt Storlazzi
Josh Logan
Tom Reiss
Susie Cochran
Amy Draut

Notes: Samples processed and analyzed by USGS in Menlo Park, Denver and Woods Hole as well as other laboratories.
Project = USGS Pacific Coral Reefs Program, USGS Pacific Coral Reefs Program


Hanalei River, Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 22.25 South: 22.2 West: -159.55 East: -159.49


Sport Fishing Boat


Draut, A.E., Bothner, M.H., Field, M.E., Reynolds, R.L., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., Storlazzi, C.D., and Berg, C.J., 2009, Supply and dispersal of flood sediment from a steep, tropical watershed; Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii, USA: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121 no. 3-4, doi: 10.1130/B26367.1.

Draut, A.E., Bothner, Michael H., Reynolds, Richard L., Buchan, Olivia C., Cochran, Susan A., Casso, Michael A., Baldwin, Sandra M., Goldstein, Harland, Xiao, Jiang, Field, Michael E., and Logan, Joshua B., 2007, Sedimentary properties of shallow marine cores collected in June and September 2006, Hanalei Bay, Kaua'i, Hawai'i: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 289, Version 1.0, URL:

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Bothner, M.H., Presto, M.K., and Draut, A.E., 2009, Sedimentation processes in a coral reef embayment; Hanalei Bay, Kauai: Marine Geology, v. 264 no. 3-4, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.05.002.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Sediment traps --- Geology
Optical Backscatter --- Turbidity
Slide hammer corer --- Geology

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