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Field Activity Details for field activity B0211BI

AKA: none

Other ID: B-02-11-BI

Status: Completed

Organization(s): National Park Service, University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii Department of Aquatic Resources, USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Coral Reefs - Submarine Groundwater Discharge (ZP00DXN)

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Eric Grossman

Data Type(s): Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover and redeploy instruments that are measuring water properties continuously at ~30 coral reef sites on the Big Island; conduct synoptic sampling of water properties, including submarine groundwater discharge plumes, and nearshore currents; map coral community and colony size structure, bleaching occurrence and disease prevalence.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Kailua-Kona, HI

End Port/Location: Kailua-Kona, HI

Start Date: 2011-07-09

End Date: 2011-07-16

Equipment Used: samples, Hand-grab sample

Information to be Derived: time-series water temperature and salinity; depth profiles of water properties; surface profiles of sea surface temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH and turbidity; current velocity/direction profiles; digital photoquadrats

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff:

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: boat and kayak used.

Location:

west Hawaii

Boundaries
North: 20.5 South: 18.75 West: -156.25 East: -154.75

Platform(s):

photo of Boat
Boat
photo of Kayak
Kayak

Publications

Grossman, E.G., and Marrack, L., 2019, Nearshore water properties and estuary conditions along the coral reef coastline of west Hawaii Island (2010-2014): U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
samples --- Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Hand-grab sample --- Biology
Chemistry
Geology

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