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Field Activity Details for field activity 2021-354-FA

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Other ID: CO2 System Measurements in Hillsborough River, Florida

Status: Pending

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, University of South Florida

Funding Program(s): Tampa Bay Estuary Program - TBEP (GR.23.MN00.TN166.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Moore

Affiliate Investigator(s): Kimberly K. Yates, U.S. Geological Survey; Robert H. Byrne, University of South Florida

Information Specialist(s): Christopher Moore

Data Type(s): Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: This dataset was obtained to assist researchers with determining whether HgCl2-poisoned water samples from organic-rich estuarine waters accurately reflected the in-situ CO2 system characteristics of the samples observed and recorded at the time of collection.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-250 Stone Grey

Start Port/Location: Saint Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Tampa, FL

Start Date: 2021-01-26

End Date: 2021-01-26

Equipment Used: Water Sampler

Information to be Derived: water temperature (Celsius, C), salinity, pHT (pH on the total scale), total alkalinity (AT, micromoles/kg), and total dissolved inorganic carbon (CT, micromoles/kg).

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 70 water samples to be analyzed in the laboratory over specific time intervals.

Staff: Mitchell Lemon

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Hillsborough River water samples were collected from the boardwalk of Lowry Park riverside trail.


Lowry Park Riverside Trail on the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida

North: 28.0149 South: 28.0127 West: -82.465 East: -82.4636


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Moore, C.S., Byrne, R.H., and Yates, K.K., 2023, CO2 System Measurements in Hillsborough River, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey , Reston, VA


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Water Sampler --- Chemistry
CO2-System_Measurements_in_ Hillsborough_River_Florida (Field and laboratory experimental CO2 -System measurements in Hillsborough River)

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