USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-301-FA

Other ID: 14CTB01

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy - Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment (GX.13.MN00.FKS01.00), Hurricane Sandy - Impacts to and Vulnerability of Coastal Beaches (AE03FBQ), Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding - Estuarine Physical Response (MN00FKD)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Julie Bernier, Christopher Smith

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: ORP, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Hurricane Sandy supplemental funding project GS-2A (Wetland Physical Change) - Characterize the surficial sediment of washover fans and back-barrier marshes and integrate data into vulnerability assessments. Estuarine Physical Response project - Collect and analyze surficial sediment for integration into estuarine model and establish a baseline dataset for future response scenarios.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - White (GSA)

Start Port/Location: Ocean City, MD

End Port/Location: Chincoteague Bay Field Station, VA

Start Date: 2014-03-24

End Date: 2014-04-04

Equipment Used: Digital Camera, Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS, Garmin GPS, Peat Corer, Grab Sampler, YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter, Choke Ring Antenna, Core Barrels, Push Corer

Information to be Derived: Sediment characterization (physical parameters - grain size, organic content, bulk density, radiochemistry, foraminiferal analysis)

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 35 surface grab samples (onshore), 20 sand auger cores, 7 marsh push cores, 6 peat auger cores, 46 estuarine grab samples, 41 estuarine water column samples.

Staff: Charles Adams, Julie Bernier, Alisha Ellis

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Horn Point Laboratory (University of Maryland cooperative) vessel and R/V Mako used for estuarine sampling.

Sediment Samples are staged to be archived and are on the East Wall of the Sed Lab as of July 18th, 2018.

Location:

Chincoteague Bay, Assateague Island, MD and VA

Boundaries
North: 39.48602511 South: 37.0239427 West: -77.5635 East: -74.72851563

Platform(s):

photo of Mako (SP)
Mako (SP)

Unknown

Publications

Bernier, J.C., Zaremba, N.J., Wheaton, C.J., Ellis, A.M., Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., 2016, Sedimentologic characteristics of recent washover deposits from Assateague Island, Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 999, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds999.

Ellis, A.M., Marot, M.E., Wheaton, C.J., Bernier, J.C., Smith, C.G., 2016, A seasonal comparison of surface sediment characteristics in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia, USA: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1219, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151219.

Ellis, A.M., Shaw, J., Osterman, L.E., Smith, C.G., 2017, Distribution of foraminifera in Chincoteague Bay and the marshes of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1060, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1060.

Ellis, A.M., Shaw, J.E., Osterman, L.E., Smith, C.G., 2018, Foraminiferal data for Chincoteague Bay and the marshes of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia (ver. 2.0, May 2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7Z036CV.

Ellis, A.M., Shaw, J.E., Osterman, L.E., Smith, C.G.,, 2018, The Foraminifera of Chincoteague Bay, Assateague Island, and the Surrounding Areas: a Regional Distribution Study: Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 48 no. 3, pp. 223–240, doi: 10.2113/gsjfr.48.3.223.

Ellis, A.M., Shaw, J.E., Osterman, L.L., Smith, C.G., 2017, Foraminiferal data for Chincoteague Bay and the marshes of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7Z036CV.

Ellis, A.M., Smith, C.G., 2017, A seasonal and spatial comparison of metals, and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes, in Chincoteague Bay and the marsh deposits of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1059, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1059.

Plant, N.G., Smith, K.E.L., Passeri, D.L., Smith, C.G., Bernier, J.C., 2018, Barrier-island and estuarine-wetland physical-change assessment after Hurricane Sandy: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1157, 45 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171157.

Smith, C.G., Marot, M.E., Ellis, A.M., Wheaton, C.J., Bernier, J.C., Adams, C.S., 2015, Sedimentological and radiochemical characteristics of marsh deposits from Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia, following Hurricane Sandy: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1169, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151169.

Zaremba, N., Smith, C.G., Bernier, J.C., Forde, A.S., 2016, Application of ground penetrating radar for identification of washover deposits and other stratigraphic features: Assateague Island, MD: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, v. 21 no. 4, pp. 173–186, doi: 10.2113/Jeeg21.4.173.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital Camera --- Photo
Video
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Benchmarks
Navigation
2014-301-FA-NL-pd-1 (Sample locations, Water quality parameters)
Garmin GPS --- Navigation
2014-301-FA-NL-pd-2 (Site Information)
Peat Corer --- Biology
Geology
2014-301-FA-SA-pd-4 (Sediment core data plots)
2014-301-FA-SA-pd-3 (Grain size data)
2014-301-FA-SA-pd-5 (Alpha spectroscopy data)
2014-301-FA-SA-pd-2 (peat auger core photographs)
14CTB_Raw_Spring_CN_Data (Spring carbon and nitrogen data)
14CTB_Raw_Spring_Metals_SG_Data (Spring metals data)
14CTB_Raw_Fall_Metals_SG_Data (Fall metals data)
14CTB_Raw_Fall_CN_Data (Fall carbon and nitrogen data)
14CTB01_G_S_Normalized_25mL_Foram_Counts.zip (14CTB01 (Spring) G and S normalized foraminiferal counts)
14CTB_InnerShelf_Raw_and_Normalized_25mL_Foram_Counts.zip (14CTB inner shelf G raw and normalized foraminiferal counts)
2014-301-FA-SA-pd-1 (Peat auger core logs)
14CTB01_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.zip (14CTB01 (Spring) G and S raw foraminiferal counts)
Grab Sampler --- Biology
Geology
2014-301-FA-SA-pd-7 (particle size analysis results summary from Chincoteague Bay)
2014-301-FA-SA-pd-8 (shear stress data)
2014-301-FA-SA-pd-6 (Chincoteague Bay surface sediment physical parameters data)
YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter --- Conductivity
Depth
Dissolved Oxygen
Nitrate
ORP
pH
Temperature
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Navigation
No data was collected
Core Barrels --- Geology
No data was collected
Push Corer --- Geology

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team
https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov