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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-058-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): Steven Suttles

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

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.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Wellfleet, MA

End Port/Location: Wellfleet, MA

Start Date: 2018-11-13

End Date: 2018-11-16

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Water sampler, Spectra Precision SP80, GPS - Handheld

Information to be Derived: Deployment of time series instruments to measure water velocity, water quality, water level, and seabed change. Collect water samples for laboratory analysis of suspended sediment concentration (SSC) and organic content (LOI) for calibration of time series optical turbidity measurements.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Steven Suttles, Eric Marsjanik, Neil Kamal Ganju, Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-057-FA

Location:

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States

Boundaries
North: 41.94398134 South: 41.91391145 West: -70.07816315 East: -70.04793803

Platform(s):

photo of Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters

Publications

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation

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