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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-602-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): High Energy Active Margins (ZP00F00)

Principal Investigator(s): Daniel Nowacki

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Daniel Nowacki

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect water-level data and capture winter storms across Puget Sound and Hood Canal

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Seattle, WA

End Port/Location: Seattle, WA

Start Date: 2019-02-13

End Date: 2019-02-22

Equipment Used: RTK GPS, instrumentmooring

Information to be Derived: Time series of water-surface elevation; water surface mooring mounted to pier.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Serviced existing water-level sensors and installed new sensor at Bellingham.

Staff: Eric Grossman

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Nowacki, Daniel PI & IS (currently in Woods Hole staff directory until March 2019)
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-678-FA


Puget Sound

North: 48.78 South: 47.04 West: -123.16 East: -122.19


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Nowacki, D.J., Stevens, A.W., Vanarendonk, N.R., and Grossman, E.E., 2021, Time-series measurements of pressure, conductivity, temperature, and water level collected in Puget Sound and Bellingham Bay, Washington, USA, 2018 to 2021: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
RTK GPS --- Navigation
instrumentmooring --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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