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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-638-FA

AKA: CZU wildfire geochemistry

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Contact(s): Renee Takesue, Nancy Prouty, Ferdinand Oberle, Amy East, Pamela Campbell-Swarzenski, Miranda Baker

Information Specialist(s): Amy East

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterize sediment geochemical, carbon, and contaminant changes associated with wildfire and potential loading to coastal systems.

Vehicle(s): Elantra G13-2404R, Mitsubishi Outlander G61-0912R

Start Port/Location: Santa Cruz, California

End Port/Location: Santa Cruz, California

Start Date: 2020-09-09

End Date: 2021-03-31

Equipment Used: Handheld GPS, Hand-grab sample

Information to be Derived: Grain size, carbon, charcoal, detrital zircon, carbon isotopes, radiocarbon, rare earth elements, metals, PAHs

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Notes: Funding source TBD, if secured would likely go into Amy East's Landscape Response to Disturbance Project.


Santa Cruz county and San Mateo county coastal watersheds, California, United States

North: 37.60378762 South: 36.92179151 West: -122.64260752 East: -121.83870808


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Hand-grab sample --- Biology
Handheld GPS --- Navigation

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