Other ID: none
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
Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Sampling: Chemistry, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
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: 2016-10-18
End Date: 2016-10-25
Equipment Used: CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl, Van Dorn bottle, Bottom platform
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: Instrument turnaround where 4 bottom platforms were serviced, all incremental time series data were downloaded, and instruments were redeployed. Additional 42 water samples were collected and two CTD surveys were conducted. Images from Birdcam (mooring 1080) were recovered and camera was redeployed.
Staff: Daniel Nowacki, Steven Suttles
Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-034-FA
Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, United States
|North: 30.42095928||South: 30.36624738||West: -88.4224||East: -88.38219521|
Nowacki, D. J., Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Montgomery, E.T. and Martini, M.A., 2018, Oceanographic and water quality measurements collected in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi – August 2016 – January 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release https://doi.org/10.5066/P9UG9JYQ.
Suttles, S.E., Nowacki, D.J., Ganju, N.K., Borden, J., and Nichols, A.R., 2019, Suspended-sediment concentration data from water samples collected in 2016-17 in Grand Bay, Alabama and Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P91L4A75.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl||---||CTD|
|Van Dorn bottle||---||Chemistry|
|Bottom platform||---||Mooring (physical oceanography)|