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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-303-FA

Other ID: 19CCT01, 19CCT02, 19CCT03, 19CCT04

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Estuary and Marsh Geology - EMRG (Geomorphology) (GX.23.MN00.M1D20.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith, Kathryn Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joseph Terrano

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Retrieve and redeploy sediment plates and water level loggers. Also collect shoreline positions.

Vehicle(s): Unknown

Start Port/Location: Saint Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Moss Point, MS

Start Date: 2019-02-05

End Date: 2019-11-30

Equipment Used: Net Sedimentation Tile , Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS, Choke Ring Antenna, Collapsible Tripod, Other, Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU, GPS Pole, Grab Sampler, Push Corer, Sediment Trap, Other

Information to be Derived: Grain size, sediment deposition, shoreline positions, bulk density, loss on ignition, micro-fossils

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected and re-deployed sediment plates, water level loggers, and collected shoreline positions.

Staff: Isabelle Atchia

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Joseph, Isabelle, and Kathryn are collecting sediment plates, shoreline positions, and water level data with Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve staff using a NERR vessel. First sediment plate deployment was in July 2018 with sediment plates being collected/re-deployed every 3 months (October 2018
(18CCT10), February 2019 (19CCT01), May 2019 (19CCT02), August 2019 (19CCT03), and November 2019 (19CCT04)).


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




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
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Benchmarks
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Collapsible Tripod --- Benchmarks
Other --- --- ---
Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU --- Navigation
GPS Pole --- Navigation
Grab Sampler --- Biology
Push Corer --- Geology
Sediment Trap --- Geology
Other --- --- ---

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