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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-062-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Cancelled

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): Daniel Nowacki, Steven Suttles

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To quantify critical sediment transport parameters of diverse wetland complexes within 4 NCBN parks, Cape Cod NS, Fire Island NS, Gateway NRA and Assateague Island NS in order to inform management efforts. Suspended-sediment concentration data over tidal and seasonal timescales and will directly inform and improve the predications developed as part of the marsh modeling effort for these parks.


Start Port/Location: Jamaica Bay, NY

End Port/Location: Jamaica Bay, NY

Start Date: 2017-11-06

End Date: 2017-11-09

Equipment Used: Digital camera, Spectra Precision SP80, Water sampler, Current

Information to be Derived: ADCP transects at JoCo site to be used for discharge estimates using velocity index method. Water samples will be collected for suspended sediment concentration, volatile solids, and stable isotope analysis.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Eric Marsjanik, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: ADCP transects for discharge estimates and water samples for SSC/LOI and Stable Isotope will be collected. All data collected for this FA will be associated with 2017-045-FA, the first data collection deployment for this study in August 2017.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-031-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-045-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-055-FA


Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY

North: 40.79548801 South: 40.53227989 West: -73.96957397 East: -72.77356296


Small Power Boat Class A


Nowacki, D. J., Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Montgomery, E.T. and Martini, M.A., 2019, Oceanographic and water quality measurements collected in Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY, August 2017–June 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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