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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-315-FA

Other ID: none

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): Nicole Khan, Kathryn Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Chelsea Stalk

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

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

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: St Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2017-04-18

End Date: 2017-04-23

Equipment Used: Sediment Trap, Water Level Recorder, Choke Ring Antenna, Other, Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Retrieved sediment plates and collected ~490 GPS point elevations for sample locations and marsh edge surveys.

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

Affiliate Staff:



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
Sediment Trap --- Geology
Water Level Recorder --- Benchmarks
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Other --- --- ---
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Navigation

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