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Field Activity Details for field activity 2021-351-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Funding Program(s): Estuary and Marsh Geology - EMRG (Spatial) (GX.23.MN00.M1D10.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s): Brandon Boyd (USACE)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To determine sediment accumulation rates for potential restoration scenario

Vehicle(s): Ford F-250 Stone Grey

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Ocean Springs, MS

Start Date: 2021-12-14

End Date: 2021-12-17

Equipment Used: Push Corer

Information to be Derived: Run samples for alpha spectroscopy for determination of lead-210.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collect 4-6 marsh push cores. RTK at each site. Collect single peat auger for depth to peat (discard in field).

Staff: Joseph Vargas, Alisha Ellis, Benjamin Galbraith, Nancy DeWitt

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Cores will be handed off following collection, they will not arrive at SPCMSC for alpha spectroscopy until sediment is shipped from USACE following sediment analyses.

Location:

Deer Island, MS; launch from Gulf Islands National Seashore Park Boat Ramp or Simmons Bayou Boat Ramp if needed

Boundaries
North: South: West: East:

Platform(s):

photo of Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)
Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)

Publications

Ellis, A.M., Smith, C.G., Everhart, C.S., and DeWitt, N.T., 2022, Radiochemical data from sediment cores collected on Deer Island, Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9GGK7VE.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Push Corer --- Geology
DeerIsland_SiteInfo (Site and sample location and core information)
DeerIsland_AlphaSpectroscopy (Lead-210 activities derived using alpha spectroscopy from select core intervals)
DeerIsland_GammaSpectroscopy (Radioisotope activities derived using gamma spectroscopy from select core intervals)

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