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Field Activity Details for field activity B0611BI

AKA: none

Other ID: B-06-11-BI

Status: Completed

Organization(s): National Park Service, University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii Department of Aquatic Resources

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

Principal Investigator(s): Eric Grossman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Eric Grossman

Data Type(s):

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


Start Port/Location: Kailua-Kona, HI

End Port/Location: Kailua-Kona, HI

Start Date: 2011-11-04

End Date: 2011-11-14

Equipment Used:

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: Courtney Couch

Affiliate Staff:
Lisa Marrack (Berkeley) - University of California

Notes: boat and Kayak used.

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Lisa Marrack (Berkeley) - University of California
Courtney Couch - Cornell University


west Hawaii

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


photo of Boat


Grossman, E.E., Marrack, L., Kramer, L., and Most, R., 2019, Coral cover and health determined from seafloor photographs and diver observations, West Hawai'i, 2010-2011: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

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.


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