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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-626-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Pacific Coral Reef Geology and Oceanography (ZP00DXN)

Principal Investigator(s): Curt Storlazzi

Affiliate Investigator(s): Tim Clark, NPS

Information Specialist(s): Joshua Logan

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Density, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Fluorescence, Environmental Data: Meteorology, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Tide, Environmental Data: Wave, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect information on circulation and water-column properties in the National Park of American Samoa for the US National Park Sertvice

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Pago Pago, AS

End Port/Location: Pago Pago, AS

Start Date: 2015-07-13

End Date: 2015-07-24

Equipment Used: CTD_SeaBird, Other, temperature, CT, currentmeter, fluorometer, waveguage, wave/tide gauge, Sensors - pressure, hydrometer, meteorologic, navigation, Moorings - Tripods

Information to be Derived: water depth, current speed, current direction, wave height, wave period, wave direction, acoustic backscatter, water temperature, salinity, fluorescence, optical backscatter

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Data and mooring logs for AMS15M1, AMS15M2, AMS15M3, AMS15M4, and AMS15M5 submitted to FAD on 9/10/2015

Staff: Joshua Logan, Thomas Reiss, Curt Storlazzi

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: platform name unknown
all but CTD borrowed
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2015-601-FA


Tutuila, American Samoa

North: -14.22795645 South: -14.30059189 West: -170.756 East: -170.60730813




Rosenberger, K.J., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2017, Data from coastal circulation and water-column properties in the National Park of American Samoa, February-July 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Storlazzi, C., Cheriton, O., Rosenberger, K., Logan, J., and Clark, T.B., 2017, Coastal circulation and water-column properties in the National Park of American Samoa, FebruaryâJuly 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1060, 104 p.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
CTD_SeaBird --- CTD
Other --- --- ---
temperature --- Temperature
CT --- Conductivity
currentmeter --- Current
fluorometer --- Fluorescence
waveguage --- Wave
wave/tide gauge --- Tide
Sensors - pressure --- Depth
hydrometer --- Density
meteorologic --- Meteorology
navigation --- Navigation
Moorings - Tripods --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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