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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-306-FA

Other ID: 17SGD01

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal Aquifer Project - CAPII (GR.18.MN00.GVK11.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Cheyenne Everhart, Elsie McBride, Terrence McCloskey, Nicholas Zaremba

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: Radon, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map submarine groundwater discharge in Indian River lagoon.

Vehicle(s): Chevy HHR - Blue, Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA), White Dodge Pickup - White

Start Port/Location: St.Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St.Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2017-01-23

End Date: 2017-01-30

Equipment Used: Grab Sampler, GPS , Rad 7 Radon Detector, YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter, HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger, Continuous Resistivity Profiler (CRP)

Information to be Derived: Will collect bottom grabs, radon mapping, continuous resitivty profiling, water samples

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mapped Rn and collected discrete surface water samples to gather data on Rn-222, Rn-220, temperature, depth, conductivity, DO, Ra-226 and some CRP.

Staff: Cheyenne Everhart, Elsie McBride, Terrence McCloskey, Nicholas Zaremba

Affiliate Staff:



Indian River Lagoon, FL

North: 29.00213512 South: 28.07349452 West: -81.02416992 East: -80.41219076


25-ft Aluminum Barge


Everhart, C.S., and others, 2018, Radon-222 and water column data related to submarine groundwater discharge along the western margin of Indian River Lagoon, FloridaâSeptember 2016 to July 2017 (ver. 2.0, March 2018): data release, doi: 10.5066/F7QF8S05.

McCloskey, T.A., Smith, C.G., Zaremba, N.J., McBride, E., and Everhart, C., 2017, Hydrological Data Concerning Submarine Groundwater Discharge Along the Western Margin of Indian River Lagoon, East-Central Florida - December 2016 and January 2017: data release, doi: 10.5066/F7PZ5725.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab Sampler --- Geology
GPS --- Navigation ( Geographical and water column data (.gps, .pdf) collected in January 2017. )
Rad 7 Radon Detector --- Radon
YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger --- Temperature
Continuous Resistivity Profiler (CRP) --- Resistivity ( Resistivity data (.stg, .pdf) collected in January 2017. )

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