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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-021-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):

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

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

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


Start Port/Location: Tuckerton, NJ

End Port/Location: Tuckerton, NJ

Start Date: 2015-04-07

End Date: 2015-07-10

Equipment Used: GPS - Handheld, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Currents, turbidity, water level, water temperature, suspended sediment concentration.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Instrument deployment

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Platforms- Rutgers 20' Maritime Skiff;
Vehicle- USGS Suburban.

Deployment platforms used:
current meter= FG lander (Fiberglass grate bottom lander)
Turbidity/Temperature loggers = pole mount
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-047-FA

time series data available at:


Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States, Estuary

North: 40.137 South: 39.487 West: -74.393 East: -73.94


photo of Rutgers 20 foot Maritime Skiff
Rutgers 20 foot Maritime Skiff


Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, J., Martini, M.A., and Brosnahan, S.M., 2015, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
second deployment at Barnegat (data from second deployment at Barnegat Bay)

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