USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-616-FA

AKA: IAV2017

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Other (), Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments (ZP00FDB)

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Lacy

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joanne C. Ferreira

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Sound Velocity, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the influence of aquatic vegetation on turbidity and sediment transport.

Vehicle(s): MarFac; Chevy Suburban - gray; 7 pass; G62-2874L, MarFac; Expedition G62-3094P

Start Port/Location: Antioch, CA

End Port/Location: Antioch, CA

Start Date: 2017-03-31

End Date: 2017-04-20

Equipment Used: Moorings - Tripods, POS MV, Soundvelocityprofiler, samples, SWATH plus-M , YoNav

Information to be Derived: Current speed and suspended sediment concentration

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: processed data submitted to FAD by Pete Dartnell 6/30/2017 data submitted to FAD by Pete Dartnell 4/11/2017; Caris, GIS, POSPac, samples, SonarWiz, SVP, SWATHPluss-M, Tides, YoNav

Staff: Jackson Currie, Peter Dal Ferro, Timothy Elfers, Joanne C. Ferreira, Melissa Foley, Amy Foxgrover, Cordell Johnson, Jessica Lacy, Daniel Powers, Jennifer White

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: water samples in 1 L bottles
scuba will be used


Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

North: 38.27587864 South: 38.22050211 West: -121.76098633 East: -121.67386646


photo of Fast Eddy (SC)
Fast Eddy (SC)
photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Moorings - Tripods --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
POS MV --- Navigation
Soundvelocityprofiler --- Sound Velocity
samples --- Biology
SWATH plus-M --- Interferometric
YoNav --- Navigation

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team