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Field Activity Details for field activity ID111SF

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AKA: none

Other ID: I-D1-11-SF

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Subtidal-intertidal sediment exchange (MU281)

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Lacy, Lissa MacVean

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joanne C. Ferreira

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To determine the mechanisms driving the exchange of sediment between subitdal and intertidal habitats, and to determine how resuspension from the bed is affected by wetting and drying.


Start Port/Location: Port Sonoma Marina

End Port/Location: Port Sonoma Marina

Start Date: 2011-01-31

End Date: 2011-02-04

Equipment Used: samples, tripod

Information to be Derived: Flow velocities, salinity, temperature, depths, suspended sediment concentrations; grain sizes in suspension and on the bed, bed porosity, water content, and erodibility; wave characteristics.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings to collect time-series data, and shipboard sampling during the deployment to collect calibration samples for optical measurements of suspended sediment concentration, and to sample bed sediment grain size and other characteristics.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This activity is associated with I-D3-11-SF (recovery/redeployment of instruments deployed on I-D1-11-SF)


North shore of San Pablo Bay

North: 38.25 South: 37.25 West: -123.25 East: -121.75




Ferreira, J.C.T., Dailey, E.T., and Lacy, J.R., 2019, Hydrodynamic and sediment transport data from San Pablo Bay (northern San Francisco Bay), 2011-2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
samples --- Biology
tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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