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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-303-FA

Other ID: 17CCT01

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES (GX.18.MN00.F1M10.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Smith, Nicole Khan

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Chelsea Stalk

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Environmental Data: Wave, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Environmental Data: Tide

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To deploy sediment tracers and sediment traps at erosion monitoring sites within Grand Bay marshes.

Vehicle(s): Chevy Suburban - Silver

Start Port/Location: St Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2017-01-17

End Date: 2017-01-21

Equipment Used: Choke Ring Antenna, Other, Water Level Recorder, Sediment Trap, Surface grab sampler

Information to be Derived: Marsh surface elevation, water level readings, sediment plates, surface sediment samples

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: marsh surface sediment deposition and sediment tracers movement

Staff: Joseph Terrano, Chelsea Stalk, Kathryn Smith, Nicole Khan

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-358-FA


Grand Bay, MS

North: 30.43683405 South: 30.33391864 West: -88.4564209 East: -88.36181641


FWS SeaArk Jon Boat



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Other --- --- ---
Water Level RecorderA Solinst waterlevel loggerBenchmarks
Sediment TrapA ceramic tile is attached to the marsh surface using PVC pipe in order to sample marsh sedimentationGeology
Surface grab samplerMarsh surface sediments were scraped into a 50mL test tube.Geology

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