Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): Climate Variability (GX.19.MN00.E8Z32.00)
Principal Investigator(s): Julie Richey
Information Specialist(s): Jennifer Flannery
Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Biology, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Sediment Properties, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: CTD
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Lake Enriquillo, located in the Dominican Republic, is an important location to examine ocean-continent interactions due to its remote location far from anthropogenic influences. Lake Enriquillo is a hypersaline lake, which leads to excellent sediment preservation, and is situated to record the balance of evaporation and precipitation. The purpose of this trip is to collect sediment samples from Lake Enriquillo for organic geochemical analyses. These geochemical analyses include faunal assemblages, alkane biomarkers, alkenone sea surface temperature reconstruction, and analysis of lipids (dinosterol). Additional water samples will be collected over a depth profile and analyzed for salinity, pH, total alkalinity, and oxygen isotopes. The ultimate goal is to reconstruct temperature, evaporation, and precipitation patterns over the past few centuries.
Vehicle(s): Chevy Suburban - Silver
Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Start Date: 2018-11-03
End Date: 2018-11-09
Equipment Used: Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) Logger/Probe, Grab Sampler, Other, Other, YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter
Information to be Derived: water samples: salinity, pH, total alkalinity, and oxygen isotopes sediment samples: faunal assemblages, alkane biomarkers, alkenone sea surface temperature reconstruction, and analysis of lipids.
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Water samples from Lake Enriquillo. Ponar sediment samples from Lake Enriquillo. Depth and YSI information of Lake Enriquillo.
Staff: Jennifer Flannery
Dominican Republic, Lake Enriquillo
|North: 18.59759939||South: 18.38375004||West: -71.87826075||East: -71.42204737|
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Grab Sampler||The ponar grab sampler was used to collect sediment from the bottom of Lake Enriquillo from multiple locations throughout the lake.||Geology|
|YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter||---||Conductivity|
|Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) Logger/Probe||---||CTD|