Other ID: WTW21
Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments (ZP00FDB)
Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Lacy
Affiliate Investigator(s): Thorne, Karen (USGS WERC)
Information Specialist(s): Samantha McGill
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect data to determine sediment delivery to Whale's Tail marsh and its variation with tidal and wave conditions.
Vehicle(s): MarFac; crewcab - G63-2147R, Mitsubishi Outlander G61-0912R
Start Port/Location: Union City, CA
End Port/Location: Union City, CA
Start Date: 2021-11-16
End Date: 2022-01-28
Equipment Used: instrumentmooring, watersamples, Trimble R10, OBS, Gomex Core, Push corer
Information to be Derived: suspended sediment concentration in Bay shallows, marsh creeks, and over marsh, waves and currents in shallows, bed sediment grain size and bulk density
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Water samples were collected and analyzed for suspended sediment concentrations, sediment grabs were collected and analyzed for bulk density and grain size. Tidal creek discharge was measured. Additionally, hydrodynamic data including current velocities, pressure, temperature, salinity, were collected at various locations near the marsh edge and tidal creeks.
Staff: Lukas Winkler Prins, Samantha McGill, Jennifer McKee, Rachel Marcuson, Daniel Powers, Daniel Nowacki, Cordell Johnson, Joshua Logan, Timothy Elfers, Jessica Lacy, Jackson Currie, Joanne C. Ferreira
Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2021-627-FA.
Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, Alameda County, CA, USA
|North: 37.60824808||South: 37.57941251||West: -122.15045929||East: -122.1295166|
Ferreira, J.C.T., Lacy, J.R., McGill, S.C., WinklerPrins, L.T., Nowacki, D.J., Stevens, A., and Tan, A., 2023, Ferreira, J.C.T., Lacy, J.R., McGill, S.C., WinklerPrins, L.T., Nowacki, D.J., Stevens, A., and Tan, A: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P972R6AW.
Ferreira, J.C.T., McGill, S.C., Tan, A.C., and Lacy, J.R., 2023, Grain size, bulk density, and carbon content of sediment collected from Whale's Tail South marsh and adjacent bay floor, South San Francisco Bay, California, 2021- 2022: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P98BL0XF.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|instrumentmooring||---||Mooring (physical oceanography)|
|Suspended sediment concentrations from water samples, Winter 2021-2022 (Water samples were collected in South San Francisco Bay and Whale's Tail South marsh tidal creeks from November 2021 through February 2022. The water samples were collected near pre-established USGS instrument moorings with a peristaltic pump, via a Niskin bottle, or directly with a sample bottle to analyze for suspended sediment concentration.)|
Percent Carbon content from suspended sediment in water samples, Winter 2021-2022 (Water samples were collected in Whale's Tail South marsh tidal creeks on December 3 and 6, 2021 and January 3, 2022 and processed to determine percent carbon in the samples. The water samples were collected near pre-established USGS instrument moorings with a Niskin bottle.)
|Topographic data from Whale's Tail marshes, 2021-2022 (Topographic data were collected in the Whale's Tail marsh in southern San Francisco Bay between December 2021 and January 2022. The topographic data were acquired using global satellite navigation system receivers mounted on backpacks and hiked over the marsh surface.)|
|Push corer||---||Surveys (geochemical)|