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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-611-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bruce Richmond

Affiliate Investigator(s): Nathaniel Plant and Chris Smith, USGS St Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center; Chip Fletcher and Haunani Kane, University of Hawaii Manoa.

Information Specialist(s): SeanPaul La Selle, Brent Lunghino

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Ground Penetrating Radar, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Transects, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The geologic record in coastal marshes can provide evidence of extreme events that have impacted an area through washover deposits. The hydrodynamic and sediment transport processes occurring during extreme events are difficult to directly measure because of the rare and destructive nature of the events. We seek to improve the ability to understand depositional processes in washover deposits and interpret the sedimentary record in coastal marshes by investigating the sediment deposits from Hurricane Sandy.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Beach Haven, NJ

End Port/Location: Beach Haven, NJ

Start Date: 2015-04-06

End Date: 2015-04-14

Equipment Used: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), camera, Handheld GPS Nomad, Trimble R7 GPS (AS), Hand-grab sample, Push corer

Information to be Derived: Samples: Short sediment cores and sediment grab samples Data: Sedimentological descriptions, photographs, and topographic data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sample file created on FAD including sample location xls

Staff: Other

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Kathryn Smith and Nicholas Zaremba of SPCMSC will also take part in activity as additional support staff.

Location:

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, United States, Atlantic Ocean.

Boundaries
North: 39.5323 South: 39.4944 West: -74.3105 East: -74.2637

Platform(s):

photo of on foot
on foot

Publications

Bishop, J.M., Richmond, B.M., Zaremba, N.J., Lunghino, B.D., and Kane, H.H., 2016, Hurricane Sandy washover deposit data from southern Long Beach Island, New Jersey: Grain-size, elevations, and graphic core logs: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Bishop, J.M., Richmond, B.M., Zaremba, N.J., Lunghino, B.D., and Kane, H.H., 2016, Hurricane Sandy washover deposits on southern Long Beach Island, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1090, 21 p.

Bishop, J.M., Richmond, B.M., Zaremba, N.J., Lunghino, B.D., Kane, H.H., 2016, Hurricane Sandy washover deposit data from southern Long Beach Island, New Jersey: Grain-size, elevations, and graphic core logs: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PK0D7S.

Bishop, J.M., Richmond, B.M., Zaremba, N.J., Lunghino, B.D., Kane, H.H., 2016, Hurricane Sandy washover deposits on southern Long Beach Island, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1090, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161090.

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.

Zaremba, N.J., Smith, K.E.L., Bishop, J.M., Smith, C.G., 2016, Ground-penetrating radar and differential global positioning system data collected from Long Beach Island, New Jersey, April 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1006, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1006.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) --- Ground Penetrating Radar
2015-611-FA_GPR_ASCII_Raw_Data.zip (Raw ground penetrating radar data collected within the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge–Holgate Unit located on the southern end of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, in April 2015)
2015-611-FA_GPR_Profile_Images.zip (Ground penetrating radar profiles images from within the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge–Holgate Unit located on the southern end of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, in April 2015)
2015-611-FA_GPR_KML.zip
2015-611-FA-GPR_profile_parameters (Profile parameters)
camera --- Photo
2015-611-FA_FACs_Digital.zip (Field logs)
Handheld GPS Nomad --- Benchmarks
LIDAR
Navigation
Profiles
Transects
Trimble R7 GPS (AS) --- Benchmarks
Navigation
Profiles
Transects
2015-611-FA-GGA_Strings.zip
Hand-grab sample --- Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Push corer --- Biology
Geology
grainsize analysis (published in ScienceBase; U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7PK0D7S)

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