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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-632-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments (ZP00FDB)

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Lacy

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joanne C. Ferreira

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate temporal variability in sediment resuspension in San Pablo Bay and sediment delivery to China Camp marsh.

Vehicle(s): MarFac; Chevy Suburban - gray; 7 pass; G62-2874L, MarFac; Ford 650 Box truck - White G71-03559

Start Port/Location: San Rafael, CA

End Port/Location: San Rafael, CA

Start Date: 2016-05-02

End Date: 2016-06-24

Equipment Used: Moorings - Tripods, navigation, Van Veen, waterbottle

Information to be Derived: Time series of magnitude and direction of sediment flux in San Pablo Bay shallows and within tidal creeks in China Camp marsh. Also tides, currents, waves, and salinity in Bay shallows.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: grainsize analysis submitted to FAD on 5/11/2016 and 10/13/2016

Staff: Emily Carlson, Peter Dal Ferro, Timothy Elfers, Joanne C. Ferreira, Cordell Johnson, Jessica Lacy, Jennifer White

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 4 days for deployment, 3-4 for recovery (in June).

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-638-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-656-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-678-FA


San Pablo Bay in northern San Francisco Bay, CA, USA

North: 38.10862766 South: 37.99602191 West: -122.492 East: -122.35857544


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Foster-Martinez, M.R., Lacy, J.R., Ferner, M.C., and Variano, E.A., 2018, Wave attenuation across a tidal marsh in San Francisco Bay: Coastal Engineering, v. 136, pp. 26–40, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.02.001.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Moorings - Tripods --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
navigation --- Navigation
Van Veen --- Biology
waterbottle --- Chemistry

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