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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-328-FA

Other ID: 17SGD03

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): Christopher Smith, Marci Marot, Cheyenne Everhart

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: ORP, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: Radon, Environmental Data: Sediment Properties, Environmental Data: Temperature, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map radon, salinity and water temperature, collect CRP, and ert data, water samples and sediment surface grabs. To look at submarine groundwater discharge.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA), Chevy Suburban - Silver

Start Port/Location: Melbourne Beach, FL

End Port/Location: Melbourne Beach, FL

Start Date: 2017-05-22

End Date: 2017-06-04

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

Information to be Derived: Map radon, salinity and water temperature, collect CRP data, water samples and sediment surface grabs. We will also be providing support for the Davies USGS who will be deploying a fiber optic cable and temperature probes.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected geochemistry, pore/surface water samples, sediment samples and resistivity data.

Staff: Christopher Smith, Marci Marot, Cheyenne Everhart

Affiliate Staff:



Indian River Lagoon, Florida

North: 28.31315463 South: 27.93132741 West: -80.79223633 East: -80.41442871


photo of 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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom Grab Sampler --- Biology
Other --- --- ---
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

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