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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-004-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal Change Processes (LQ00CNK)

Principal Investigator(s): John Warner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Set 9 moorings and 13 tripods


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2014-02-03

End Date: 2014-02-13

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, DGPS, Grab sampler, SeaBOSS, Current, Pressure, Turbidity

Information to be Derived: Time series data (currents, waves, pressure, salinity, temperature);Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tripods and watch buoys were deployed, sediment samples were collected for Grain Size analysis, bathymetry was collected with the jetyak

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Patrick Dickhudt, Marinna Martini, Ellyn Montgomery

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Sponsoring Office:
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Affiliate Principal and Organization (if any):
Peter Traykovsky, WHOI
Number of days at sea:
Project Maximum Weekly Overtime for Each:
40 hours
Overtime Project Number:
13/14 GX13LQ00CNK0700
Will Field Activity be at Least Seven Calendar Days With No Port Call (to
calculate shore leave)?
Affiliate Personnel and Organization (if any):
Jay Sisson, WHOI
Degree of Certainty:
Report Date:
2013-08-06 14:59:02


Fire Island, New York, Long Island Sound

North: 40.66123835 South: 40.61434993 West: -73.3269 East: -73.15905151


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platformmoorings and tripods were deployed at several sites Mooring (physical oceanography)
All platform data from Fire Island Nearshore experiment 2014
DGPS --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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