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Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-013-FA

Other ID: S-W1-08-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): P. Wiberg - University of Virginia

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER, Christopher Sherwood

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Coring; recover equipment.


Start Port/Location: SCMI, Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA

End Port/Location: SCMI, Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA

Start Date: 2008-02-27

End Date: 2008-02-28

Equipment Used: Sediment traps, GPS (wh), Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Digital camera, Slow corer, Water sampler, Current

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 27 Feb, R/V SEA WATCH: Slow cores and CTDs with water samples at PV sites B3 and B5. 28 Feb, R/V SEA WATCH: Slow cores and CTDs with water samples at PV sites B2, B7, and B6. 28 Feb, R/V YELLOWFIN: Recover Geoprobe tripod at B3, USGS Mooring ID 842.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Richard Rendigs, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Santa Cruz: Joanne Ferreira; U. of Virginia: Pat Wiberg; UCLA: Maarten Buijsman

Notes: Data Curator: Kurt Rosenberger.
Project = California Urban Project - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Urban Project - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Palos Verdes, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 33.73188 South: 33.67605 West: -118.359 East: -118.29235


photo of Sea Watch
Sea Watch
photo of Yellowfin


Wiberg, P.L., and Sherwood, Christopher R., 2008, Calculating wave-generated bottom orbital velocities from surface-wave parameters: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.010.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sediment traps --- Geology
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Digital camera --- Photo
Slow corer --- Geology
2008-013-FA-SC-001 (10 samples from 5 slow-cores: see B. Buczkowski's Samples Archive database for additional information about individual samples.)
2008-013-FA-SC-001-01 (B. Buczkowski's Samples Archive database: 10 records, sample IDs B3-4, B7-1, B6-2, B2-2, and B5-3)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
2008-013-FA-SC-002 (Water Samples: used for CTD calibrations.)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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