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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-041-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems (LQ00G3S)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Daniel Nowacki, Steven Suttles

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To quantify critical sediment transport parameters of diverse wetland complexes within 4 NCBN parks, Cape Cod NS, Fire Island NS, Gateway NRA and Assateague Island NS in order to inform management efforts. Suspended-sediment concentration data over tidal and seasonal timescales and will directly inform and improve the predications developed as part of the marsh modeling effort for these parks.


Start Port/Location: Jamaica Bay, NY

End Port/Location: Jamaica Bay, NY

Start Date: 2018-06-11

End Date: 2018-06-14

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Water sampler, Spectra Precision SP80, Garmin GPS 76, Digital camera, ADCP

Information to be Derived: ADCP transects at JoCo marsh in Jamaica Bay to estimate discharge using velocity index method along with deployed time series measurements. Water samples will be collected for suspended sediment concentration, and volatile solids. Recover all time series instruments deployed Jamaica Bay as part of this study.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Eric Marsjanik, Daniel Nowacki

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Field work to make ADCP transects to measure discharge at site in JoCo marsh in Jamaica Bay, where time series instruments are now deployed. Recover all time series instruments after ADCP transects are complete. Data collected for this study will be associated with field activity (2017-045-FA) from initial deployment of the time series instruments in August 2017.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-031-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-045-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-055-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-061-FA


Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY

North: 40.79548801 South: 40.53227989 West: -73.96957397 East: -72.77356296


photo of Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters

Small Power Boat Class A



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation
Garmin GPS 76 --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
ADCP --- Current

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