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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-671-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies (ZP00EQV)

Principal Investigator(s): Janet Watt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Janet Watt

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment cores in San Pablo Bay to investigate fault evolution and earthquake history of the Hayward-Rodgers Creek fault zone

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Vallejo, CA

End Port/Location: Vallejo, CA

Start Date: 2016-10-17

End Date: 2016-10-21

Equipment Used: GPS, Vanveen grab sampler, vibracore, Other

Information to be Derived: sediment characterization, C14 age dating mat'l, gas chemistry

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Data submitted to FAD on 3/3/2017 by Janet Watt

Staff: Katherine Coble, Peter Dal Ferro, Thomas Lorenson, Mary McGann, Daniel Powers

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: check with Tom Lorenson for chemistry sampling equipment type


San Pablo Bay, California

North: 38.15714686 South: 37.94286453 West: -122.5579834 East: -122.22536621


photo of Barge


Takesue, R.K., Conaway, C.H., and Tipple, B.J., 2021, Parent and alkylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in north San Francisco Bay, Napa River, and Sonoma Creek in 2018 and 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Takesue, R.K., McGann, M.L., Lorenson, T.D., and Watt, J.T., 2021, Geophysical properties, geochronologic, and geochemical data of sediment cores collected from San Pablo Bay, California, October 17-20, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
Vanveen grab sampler --- Geology
vibracore --- Geology
Other --- --- ---

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