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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-026-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Patrick Dickhudt, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Chris Smith, USGS St. Petersburg

Information Specialist(s): Patrick Dickhudt

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Install water-level recorders on Chandeleur Islands


Start Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

End Port/Location: Biloxi, MS

Start Date: 2012-07-09

End Date: 2012-07-13

Equipment Used: Digital camera, DGPS, Pressure

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Chandeleur Islands berm studies. Deployed four buried pressure sensors in shallow wells, and one atmos. pressure sensor on radio tower. Took photos surface sediment samples at four wellsites.

Staff: Patrick Dickhudt

Affiliate Staff:
Nancy Dewitt
USGS St. Pete Chris Reich
USGS St. Pete Kyle Kelso
USGS St. Pete

Notes: Project = BERM/Chandeleur Study, BERM/Chandeleur Study


Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;, Chandeleur Islands

North: 30.09761 South: 29.78345 West: -88.9948 East: -88.67065


photo of Halimeda


Dickhudt,P.J., Sherwood, C.R., and Dewitt, N.T., 2015, Water-level and wave measurements in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 2012 and 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
DGPS --- Navigation
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
data from 2012-026-FA (All data from Chandeleur Island BIER program)

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