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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-034-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems (LQ00G3S)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Sampling: Chemistry, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: CTD

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Evaluate sediment dynamics and sediment fluxes in Grand Bay estuary system over tidal and seasonal timescales using long-term instrumented mooring deployments and tidal cycle surveys.


Start Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

End Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

Start Date: 2016-08-01

End Date: 2016-08-10

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Van Dorn bottle, Garmin GPS 76, ADCP, CTD

Information to be Derived: Currents, waves, suspended sediment concentrations (SSC), temperature, salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Chla, and dissolved organic matter (fDom).

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deploy time series moorings to collect pressure, currents, wave, and environmental data. Conduct CTD surveys to measure spatial patterns of physical parameters (temperature, conductivity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen).Collect water samples for suspended sediment concentration and organic content analysis.

Staff: Steven Suttles, Daniel Nowacki, Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Staff:



Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, United States

North: 30.42095928 South: 30.36624738 West: -88.4224 East: -88.38219521


Mako (SP)



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Van Dorn bottle --- Chemistry
Garmin GPS 76 --- Navigation
ADCP --- Current

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