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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-607-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): Jessica Lacy

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joanne C. Ferreira

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate temporal variability in sediment resuspension and sediment flux in San Pablo Bay.

Vehicle(s): MarFac; Ford F750 Flatbed stake truck - blue, MarFac; Chevy Suburban - gray; 7 pass; G62-2874L, MarFac; Ford 650 Box truck - White G71-03559

Start Port/Location: San Rafael, CA

End Port/Location: San Rafael, CA

Start Date: 2015-02-02

End Date: 2015-04-17

Equipment Used: navigation, Van Veen, Ponargrab, Moorings - Tripods

Information to be Derived: Time series of magnitude and direction of sediment flux in San Pablo Bay shallows. Also tides, currents, waves, and salinity in Bay shallows.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: grainsize files added to FAD

Staff: Peter Dal Ferro, Timothy Elfers, Joanne C. Ferreira, Peter Harkins, Jessica Lacy, Jennifer White, Robert Wyland

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 4-5 days for deployment, 3-4 for recovery (in April).

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-638-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-656-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-678-FA


San Pablo Bay in northern San Francisco Bay, CA, USA

North: 38.10862766 South: 37.99602191 West: -122.492 East: -122.35857544


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Foster-Martinez, M.R., Lacy, J.R., Ferner, M.C., and Variano, E.A., 2018, Wave attenuation across a tidal marsh in San Francisco Bay: Coastal Engineering, v. 136, pp. 26–40, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.02.001.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
navigation --- Navigation
Van Veen --- Biology
Ponargrab --- Geology
Moorings - Tripods --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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