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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-032-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal Change Processes (LQ00CNK)

Principal Investigator(s): John Warner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

Data Type(s): 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: 2018-04-08

End Date: 2018-04-16

Equipment Used: Smith-MacIntyre 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:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Eric Marsjanik, Marinna Martini, Ellyn Montgomery, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Recovery cruise for Matanzas Inlet deployed time-series platforms. Bringing USGS divers as insurance for being successful at recovering all deployed platforms. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-026-FA


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
Smith-MacIntyre grab --- Biology
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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