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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-643-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments (ZP00FDB)

Principal Investigator(s): Amy East

Affiliate Investigator(s): Lee Harrison (NMFS)

Information Specialist(s): Joshua Logan

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Profiles

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Measure topographic profiles of the river channel.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Carmel, CA

End Port/Location: Carmel, CA

Start Date: 2014-07-08

End Date: 2014-07-18

Equipment Used: Other, Total Station, Totalstation

Information to be Derived: Topography

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Topographic data were collected in the Carmel River channel successfully at the locations specified above. Topographic surveys were used to delineate channel-perpendicular transects and bathymetry within pools in river bends. Data were analyzed and quality verified by Josh Logan, and further work has been completed to merge these data with additional data collected by NOAA personnel at adjacent field sites.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Location-Elevation - Profiles: TOTAL STATION
Location-Elevation - Benchmarks: TOTAL STATION


Carmel River, California, USA

North: 36.55618837 South: 36.37770156 West: -121.932 East: -121.62661133


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East, A., Harrison, L.R., Smith, D.P., Bond, R., Logan, J., Nicol, C., and Chow, K., 2017, River-channel topography, grain size, and turbidity records from the Carmel River, California, before, during, and after removal of San Clemente Dam (ver. 2.0, March 2022): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
Total Station --- Benchmarks
Totalstation --- Navigation

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