Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): Other (Other)
Principal Investigator(s): John Pohlman
Affiliate Investigator(s): David Brankovits
Information Specialist(s): John Pohlman
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Geochemical: Experiments (geochemical), Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Time Series: Geochemical Monitoring
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover and deploy dataloggers, osmosamplers and the Octopipi water sampler from coastal caves in the Yucatan Penisula Mexico
Start Port/Location: Tulum/Playa Del Carmen Mexico
End Port/Location: Tulum/Playa Del Carment Mexico
Start Date: 2015-01-11
End Date: 2015-01-18
Equipment Used: OctoPiPi water sampler, osmosampler, YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth), Other, GPS - Handheld, Water sampler
Information to be Derived: Geochemical data from anchialine caves
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 30 water samples manually and 20 water samples using the Octopipi water sampler. Additionally, collected Osmosampler coils (2x), tilt meter current data (2x), DO datalogger data, water level data (2x), rain gauge data, and atmospheric pressure data.
Staff: John Pohlman
Notes: This investigation is being led by Texas A&M University at Galveston PhD student David Brankovits. John Pohlman, Brankovits' PhD student is providing assistance in the field. The field work is land based. Researchers Pohlman and Brankovits traveled to the study site by vehicle. Diving and sampling gear was carried to the study site with the assistance of a guide. No physical platform was required for this study.
Yucatan Peninsula Mexico
|North: 20.28293751||South: 20.10841783||West: -87.5693||East: -87.41655884|
Brankovits, D., Pohlman, J.W., 2020, Methane oxidation dynamics in a karst subterranean estuary: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 277, p. 320-333, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.03.007.
Brankovits, D., and Pohlman, J.W., 2020, Vertical chemical profiles collected across haloclines in the water column of the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula in January 2015 and January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9N4H6Y4.
Brankovits, D., Pohlman, J.W., Lapham, L.L., 2022, Oxygenation of a karst subterranean estuary during a tropical cyclone: mechanisms and implications for the carbon cycle: Limnology & Oceanography, , doi: 10.1002/lno.12231.
Brankovits, D., Pohlman, J.W., Lapham, L.L., Casso, M., Mann, A.G., and O'Keefe Suttles, J.A., 2022, Water column properties and temporal hydrologic and chemical records from flooded caves (Ox Bel Ha and Cenote Crustacea) within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, from December 2013 to January 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P91D2OUN.
Brankovits, D., Pohlman, J.W., Mann, A.G., and Lapham, L.L., 2018, Temporal hydrologic and chemical records from the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, from January 2015 to January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9U0KRVM.
Pohlman, J.W., and Brankovits, David, 2017, Water column physical and chemical properties of Cenote Bang, a component of the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the subterranean estuary coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, from December 2013 to January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7DJ5DJW.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|OctoPiPi water sampler||---||Chemistry|
|YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth)||---||Conductivity|
|GPS - Handheld||---||Navigation|