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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-635-FA

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AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Cancelled

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

Funding Program(s): Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts (ZP00F00)

Principal Investigator(s): Bruce Richmond

Affiliate Investigator(s): Prof Charles Fletcher, Univ Hawaii

Information Specialist(s): Bruce Richmond

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Document late Holocene sea level history on motus (atoll islets).

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Santa Cruz, CA

End Port/Location: Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Start Date: 2016-06-01

End Date: 2017-06-30

Equipment Used: camera, GPS, Handheld GPS, drillcore

Information to be Derived: Age dating and composition.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Unfortunately the Aitutaki field work never took place because non-USGS project scientist was unable to secure the proper permits.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Transport will be by local vehicles and small boats.


Aitutaki, Cook Islands, South Pacific

North: -18.84514791 South: -18.95556844 West: -159.846 East: -159.72088692





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
camera, GPS --- Photo
Handheld GPS --- Navigation
drillcore --- Geology

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