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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-026-FA

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

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.


Start Port/Location: Savannah, GA

End Port/Location: Savannah, GA

Start Date: 2018-01-18

End Date: 2018-01-26

Equipment Used: GPS - Handheld, Shipek grab, Bottom platform

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

Affiliate Staff:



Matanzas Inlet, Florida, United States, Atlantic Ocean

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


photo of Savannah


Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Suttles, S.E., and Warner, J.C., 2021, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements offshore of Matanzas Inlet, Florida, 2018: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021-1014,

Suttles, S.E., De Meo, O.A., Martini, M.A., Warner, J.C., 2024, Grain-Size Analysis Data From Sediment Samples in Support of Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements in the Nearshore Zone of Matanzas Inlet, Florida, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

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


Data Acquired

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

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