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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-359-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): St. Petersburg Science Center Marine Operations (GX.22.MN00.0AZMO.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer Miselis, Christopher Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Julie Bernier, Billy Reynolds, Nicholas Zaremba

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: Profiles, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Site visit to investigate overwash deposits as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Goals are to collect beach profiles, map overwash deposits, photograph impacts to the environment from the storm, collect sediment samples and cores of overwash deposits.

Vehicle(s): Chevy Suburban Silver

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2016-10-13

End Date: 2016-10-15

Equipment Used: Camera, Digital, Hand Held, GPS Pole, Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver, Choke Ring Antenna, Core Barrels, Peat Corer, Other

Information to be Derived: Overwash deposits at select sites mapped for areal coverage, cores or trenches dug to determine thickness of overwash, and eventual volumetric calculations of overwash deposits made. Photographic and visual information collected to develop a more robust sampling strategy in the near future.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples and photographs were collected at each site.

Staff: Julie Bernier, Billy Reynolds, Nicholas Zaremba

Affiliate Staff:



Matanzas Inlet to Canaveral National Seashore

North: 29.72234638 South: 28.72576004 West: -81.28509521 East: -80.58880615




Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera, Digital, Hand Held --- Photo
GPS Pole --- Navigation
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Core Barrels --- Geology
Peat Corer --- Biology
Other --- --- ---

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