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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-006-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems (LQ00G3S)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Evaluate sediment dynamics and sediment fluxes in Grand Bay estuary system over tidal and seasonal timescales using long-term instrumented mooring deployments and tidal cycle surveys.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

End Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

Start Date: 2017-01-22

End Date: 2017-01-30

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Water sampler, Garmin GPS 76, ADCP, CTD

Information to be Derived: Currents, waves, suspended sediment concentrations (SSC), temperature, salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Chla, and dissolved organic matter (fDom).

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Alexander Nichols, Daniel Nowacki, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-034-FA
The CTD is a "Sea-Bird SBE19"

Location:

Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, United States

Boundaries
North: 30.42095928 South: 30.36624738 West: -88.4224 East: -88.38219521

Platform(s):


Small Power Boat Class A

Publications

Nowacki, D. J., Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Montgomery, E.T. and Martini, M.A., 2018, Oceanographic and water quality measurements collected in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi – August 2016 – January 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release https://doi.org/10.5066/P9UG9JYQ.

Nowacki, D.J., Ganju, N.K., Suttles, S.E., Borden, J., and Nichols, A., 2018, Discharge measurements made in Bayou Heron and Bayou Middle, Grand Bay, Mississippi in January 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P98NHB82.

Suttles, S.E., Nowacki, D.J., Ganju, N.K., Borden, J., and Nichols, A.R., 2019, Suspended-sediment concentration data from water samples collected in 2016-17 in Grand Bay, Alabama and Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P91L4A75.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Garmin GPS 76 --- Navigation
ADCP --- Current
CTD --- CTD

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