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Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-042-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Marinna Martini

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Day trips to field test LISST equipment; deploy Mooring #814.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2006-02-14

End Date: 2006-02-17

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), DGPS, Mooring tripod, Ponar clamshell sediment sampler, ADCP, Optical Backscatter

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 2/14 - 2/15: Tested equipment. 2/16: First attempt to deploy mooring #814 (failed) in Tampa Bay. 2/17: Successfully deployed mooring #814 in Tampa Bay and ran additional tests; collected sediment samples for grain size analysis.

Staff: Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:
Victor Levesque
WRD-Tampa; Dave Zawada
USGS-St. Pete; Jordan Sanford
USGS-St. Pete; Becca
Eckerd College; Chris
Physical Sciences Inc.; Chuck Pottsmith

Notes: Report submitted 01/22/2009 by A. Orton for Marinna Martini.


Tampa Bay, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 27.87 South: 27.67 West: -82.7 East: -82.6


photo of Small Boat
Small Boat



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ADCP --- Current
Optical Backscatter --- Turbidity
Ponar clamshell sediment sampler --- Biology
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
DGPS --- Navigation

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