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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2021-311-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast (GX.23.MN00.U0310.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Mark Buckley, Margaret Palmsten

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Thompson, Legna Torres-Garcia

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Wave

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect data for assessing the accuracy of total water level and coastal change forecasts.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually Grey (GSA)

Start Port/Location: St Petersburg, Florida

End Port/Location: St Petersburg, Florida

Start Date: 2021-05-06

End Date: 2021-06-04

Equipment Used: Pressure Logger, Other, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)

Information to be Derived: Oceanographic Time Series - currents, waves and water levels

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Real time wave buoy measures wave parameters and water depth time series offshore. An acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP) and pressure sensor measure currents, waves and depth time series nearshore. This is in support of assessing the accuracy of total water level and coastal change forecasts.

Staff: Mark Buckley, Billy Reynolds, Legna Torres-Garcia

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project Name: GX.21.MN00.U0330.00 - Next-Generation Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecasts


Gulf of Mexico offshore of Madeira Beach, St Petersburg, Florida

North: 28.10105796 South: 27.54074758 West: -83.11156459 East: -82.67579448


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Pressure Logger --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Other --- --- ---
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) --- Current

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