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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-331-FA

Other ID: 16CCT02, 16CCT03

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES (GX.18.MN00.F1M10.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Nicole Khan, Stanley Locker, Christopher Smith, Kathryn Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joseph Fredericks, Marci Marot, Nicholas Zaremba

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect sediment cores and geophysical data to assess estuary history.

Vehicle(s): White Dodge Pickup - White, Chevy Suburban - Silver

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2016-05-10

End Date: 2016-05-23

Equipment Used: Bubble Pulser Hydrophone Streamer Cable , Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver, Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS, Choke Ring Antenna, Collapsible Tripod, Garmin GPS, GPS , GPS Pole, Bottom Grab Sampler, Grab Sampler, Peat Corer, Vibracorer, Other, Bubble Pulser, Multibeam Bathymetry System, Valeport SVP, Other

Information to be Derived: Core descriptions, bulk density, LOI, Pb-210, Cs-137, foram assemblages, bathymetry xyz, bathymetry grids, sub bottom profiles.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 16CCT02: Collected 15 bubble pulser lines, 36 multibeam bathymetry lines and QTC data. 16CCT03: 16 push cores, 1 peat auger core, 17 vibracores, 30 grab samples, 11 surface sediments, 11 microfossil sediment samples.

Staff: Joseph Fredericks, Kyle Kelso, Nicole Khan, Stanley Locker, Marci Marot, Rangley Mickey, Christopher Smith, Kathryn Smith, Nicholas Zaremba

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 16CCT02 = Geophysical
16CCT03 = Sediment Sampling

Multibeam system: RESON SeaBat T50-P

Location:

Grand Bay, AL/MS

Boundaries
North: 30.42732018 South: 30.2790872 West: -88.5373 East: -88.30902148

Platform(s):

photo of Mako (SP)
Mako (SP)
photo of Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)
Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)

25-ft Aluminum Barge

Publications

Ellis, A.M., Smith, C.G., 2019, Benthic foraminiferal data from surface samples and sedimentary cores in the Grand Bay Estuary, Mississippi and Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9YCK857.

Ellis, A.M., Smith, C.G., 2021, Emerging dominance of Paratrochammina simplissima (Cushman and McCulloch) in the northern Gulf of Mexico following hydrologic and geomorphic changes: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 255, 107312 p., doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107312.

Haller, C., Osterman, L.E., Smith, C.G., McCloskey, T.A., Adams, C.S., 2018, Benthic foraminiferal data from the Eastern Mississippi Sound salt marshes and estuaries: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MC8X5F.

Haller, C., Smith, C.G., Hallock, P., Hine, A.C., Osterman, L.E., McCloskey, T., 2019, Distribution of Modern Salt-marsh Foraminifera from the Eastern Mississippi Sound, U.s.a: Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 49 no. 1, pp. 29–47, doi: 10.2113/gsjfr.49.1.29.

Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., McCloskey, T.A., Locker, S.D., Khan, N.S., Smith, K.E.L., 2020, Sedimentary data from Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014-2016 (Version 1.1): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FO8R3Y.

Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., McCloskey, T.A., Locker, S.D., Khan, N.S., Smith, K.E.L., 2019, Sedimentary Data from Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FO8R3Y.

Smith, K.E.L., Terrano, J.F., Khan, N.S., Smith, C.G., Pitchford, J.L., 2021, Lateral shoreline erosion and shore-proximal sediment deposition on a coastal marsh from seasonal, storm and decadal measurements: Geomorphology, Geomorphology, v. 389, 107829 p., doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2021.107829.

Stalk, C.S., Fredericks, J.F., Locker, S.D., Carlson, C.S., 2018, Multibeam bathymetry data Collected in 2016 from Grand Bay Alabama/Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MC8Z9N.

Stalk, C.S., Fredericks, J.F., Locker, S.D., Carlson, C.S., 2020, Multibeam bathymetry data collected in 2016 from Grand Bay Alabama/Mississippi, version 2.0: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MC8Z9N.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bubble Pulser Hydrophone Streamer Cable --- Bubble Gun
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
Navigation
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Benchmarks
Navigation
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Navigation
Collapsible Tripod --- Benchmarks
Navigation
Profiles
Transects
Garmin GPS --- Navigation
GPS --- Navigation
GPS Pole --- Navigation
Profiles
Transects
Bottom Grab Sampler --- Biology
Geology
Grab Sampler --- Biology
Geology
16CCT03_Raw_Foram_Count_Data (Raw foraminiferal count data for surface grab and estuarine push core samples)
Peat Corer --- Biology
Geology
Vibracorer --- Geology
Other --- --- ---
Bubble Pulser --- Bubble Gun
Multibeam Bathymetry System --- Multibeam
Grand_Bay_2016_MBB_Unadjusted_xyz.zip (0.50 m resolution xyz data provided in WGS84, NAD83, and NAD83 NAVD88 GEOID12A, sorted by datum and site )
Grand_Bay_2016_MBB_Tracklines.zip (Multibeam bathymetry survey tracklines (.shp))
Grand_Bay_2016_MBB_Adjusted_xyz.zip (0.50 m resolution xyz data provided in WGS84, NAD83, and NAD83 NAVD88 GEOID12A, sorted by datum and site, vertically adjusted to match previous local bathymetry data)
Valeport SVP --- Sound Velocity
Other --- --- ---

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