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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-358-FA

Other ID: 18CCT09, 18CCT10, 18CCT11

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): Kathryn E Smith, Christopher Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joseph (Contractor) Terrano, Chelsea (Contractor) Stalk, Julie Bernier

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Retrieve and redeploy sediment plate, collect sediment cores, and collect multibeam bathymetry along the marsh edge.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA), White Dodge Pickup - White, Chevy Suburban - Silver

Start Port/Location: Saint Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Moss Point, MS

Start Date: 2018-10-22

End Date: 2018-10-27

Equipment Used: Multibeam Bathymetry System, Other, Sediment Trap, Push Corer, Peat Corer, Grab Sampler, Core Barrels, Other, GPS Pole, Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU, Collapsible Tripod, Choke Ring Antenna, Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS

Information to be Derived: Grain size, sediment deposition, shoreline positions, bulk density, sediment stratigraphy

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 18CCT11- Completed all priority areas as well as some additional shore perpendicular and transit lines.

Staff: Hunter (Contractor) Wilcox, Joseph (Contractor) Vargas, Chelsea (Contractor) Stalk, Alisha Ellis, Julie Bernier, Isabelle (Contractor) Atchia

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Joseph T. and Isabelle are collecting sediment cores with GBNERR staff using their vessel (18CCT10). Julie, Alisha, and Joe V. are collecting sediment cores and estuarine grab samples using the Mako (18CCT09). Chelsea and Hunter are collecting multibeam bathymetry data on the Twin Vee (18CCT12).


Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,Mississippi and Alabama, United States, Gulf of Mexico

North: 30.44181901 South: 30.30899023 West: -88.49138541 East: -88.34690909


Mako (SP)

Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multibeam Bathymetry System --- Multibeam
Other --- --- ---
Sediment Trap --- Geology
Push Corer --- Geology
Peat Corer --- Geology
Grab Sampler --- Geology
Core Barrels --- Geology
Other --- --- ---
GPS Pole --- Navigation
Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU --- Navigation
Collapsible Tripod --- Benchmarks
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Navigation

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