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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-026-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Cross-Shore and Inlets (CSI) Processes Project (LQ00GUB)

Principal Investigator(s): John Warner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Measure cross-shore sediment transport processes in the presence of an inlet. Focus of this study will be in the nearshore just offshore of the surfzone.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Savannah, GA

End Port/Location: Savannah, GA

Start Date: 2018-01-18

End Date: 2018-01-26

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Grab sampler - Shipek, GPS - Handheld

Information to be Derived: Water velocities, pressure, waves, seabed change, turbidity, temperature, conductivity, wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure, and sediment grain size.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Successfully deployed 2 bottom landing quadpod frames, and 2 surface buoys at Matanzas Inlet, FL on 1/24/2018 from the R/V Savannah. Also collected 6 sediment samples for grain size analysis.

Staff: John Warner, Steven Suttles, Ellyn Montgomery, Marinna Martini, Eric Marsjanik, Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Staff:

Notes:

Location:

Matanzas Inlet, Florida, United States, Atlantic Ocean

Boundaries
North: 29.732 South: 29.686 West: -81.25 East: -81.18

Platform(s):

photo of Savannah
Savannah

Publications

Suttles, S.E., Warner, J.C., Montgomery, E.T. and Martini, M.A., 2019, Oceanographic and water quality measurements in the nearshore zone at Matanzas Inlet, Florida, January – April, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release https://doi.org/10.5066/P9GKB537.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Matanzas_all ( Data from all platforms)
Grab sampler - Shipek --- Geology
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation

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