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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-624-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Renee Takesue

Affiliate Investigator(s): Brett Tipple (UCSC)

Information Specialist(s): Renee Takesue

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the marine dispersal and contaminant burden of terrigenous sediment from wildfire-impacted watersheds.

Vehicle(s): Elantra G13-2403R

Start Port/Location: Napa, CA

End Port/Location: Napa, CA

Start Date: 2018-04-26

End Date: 2018-04-27

Equipment Used: Ponar grab sampler, Handheld GPS

Information to be Derived: Grain size, TOC, PAH, elemental composition.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sample locations on FAD 10/1/2018 Twenty three grab samples were collected; the surface 0-2 cm were preserved for geochemical analyses.

Staff: Rachel Marcuson, Cordell Johnson

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Funding Project: Priority Ecosystems Mini-Proposal


San Pablo Bay to Honker Bay, California

North: 38.14564366 South: 38.01506011 West: -122.53825802 East: -121.88881683


photo of Fast Eddy (SC)
Fast Eddy (SC)



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ponar grab sampler --- Biology
Handheld GPS --- Navigation

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