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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-048-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy - Estuarine Response to Storm Forcing (AE03FKD)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jeremy Testa (UMCES-CBL) Nicholas Nidzieko (UMCES-HPL)

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy instruments to collect time series data to make evaluations of sediment transport, water quality, geomorphic change, circulation, and wetland stability. This will support development of models of storm impacts on estuarine health, vulnerability of adjacent communities, and sustainability of restored and natural wetlands.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2014-08-11

End Date: 2014-08-18

Equipment Used: Pressure, Turbidity, Current, GPS - Handheld, Van Dorn bottle, Other

Information to be Derived: Currents, waves, water level, water temperature, salinity, turbidity, Chla-fluoroscence, fDom, pH, bed altitude change, suspended sediment concentration.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed moorings 1018 thru 1031.

Staff: Alexis Beudin, Patrick Dickhudt, Neil Kamal Ganju, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Platform(s)- UMCES-HPL 18' C-Hawk or 20' Carolina Skiff;
Vehicle(s)- USGS Cube Truck and USGS Suburban;

associated with 2014-061-FA, 2015-011-FA, 2015-022-FA, 2015-035-FA

Location:

Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, United States; Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, United States

Boundaries
North: 38.36 South: 37.819 West: -75.479 East: -75.079

Platform(s):

photo of UMCES-HPL 18 ft. C-Hawk
UMCES-HPL 18 ft. C-Hawk

Publications

Ganju, N.K., Suttles, S.E., Beudin, A., Nowacki, D.J., Miselis, J.L., and Andrews, B.D., 2016, Quantification of storm-induced bathymetric change in a back-barrier estuary: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 40, no. 1, p. 22-36, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-016-0138-5.

Nowacki, D.J., Beudin, A., Ganju, N.K., 2017, Spectral wave dissipation by submerged aquatic vegetation in a back-barrier estuary: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 62, no. 2, p. 736-753, https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10456.

Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Brosnahan, S.M., Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, Jonathan, and Martini, M.A., 2016, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia, 2014 - 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7DF6PBV.

Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Brosnahan, S.M., Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, J, and Martini, M.A, 2017, Water samples in support of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia 2014-15, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-048-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7WD3XSF.

Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Brosnahan, S.M., Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Beudin, A., Nowacki, D.J., and Martini, M.A., 2017, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia, 2014–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1032, 95 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171032.

Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K, Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, Jonathan., Brosnahan, S.M., and Martini, M.A., 2016, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, 2014–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1149, 22 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161149.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
pressure data from platforms in Chincoteague Bay MD/VA, 2014-2015 (A variety of pressure sensors was deployed at different locations in the Bay)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity data from platforms in Chincoteague Bay MD/VA, 2014-2015 (a variety of turbidity and sediment concentration sensors were deployed at sites in the Bay)
Current-Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current data from Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia, 2014 - 2015 (Current measurements were made on platforms during the Chincoteague experiment.)
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation
Van Dorn bottle --- Chemistry
Other --- --- ---

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