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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-332-FA

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Other ID: 18CCT01

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES (GX.18.MN00.F1M10.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith, Kathryn Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jonathan Pritchard (GBNERR)

Information Specialist(s): Joseph Terrano

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine marsh thickness and establish sites for erosion tiles

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually White (GSA)

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Grand Bay, MS

Start Date: 2018-06-04

End Date: 2018-06-08

Equipment Used: Net Sedimentation Tile , Other

Information to be Derived: elevation, peat thickness

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 24 cores, 18CCT01-GB500 through 18CCT01-GB523.

Staff: Christopher Smith, Kathryn Smith, Joseph Terrano

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: ops personnel unavailable


Grand Bay, Mississippi/Alabama

North: 30.4433042 South: 30.22354168 West: -88.5361775 East: -88.30680738


photo of Mako (SP)
Mako (SP)


Smith, K.E.L., Terrano, J.F., Pitchford, J., Brochard M., Vargas, J.M., Atchia, I.D., Everhart, C.S., Smith C.G., 2020, Shore proximal marsh sediment deposition and ancillary data from Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, from July 2018 to January 2020: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Net Sedimentation Tile --- Geology
Other --- --- ---

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