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Field Activity Details for field activity IR411AR

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AKA: none

Other ID: I-R4-11-AR

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, USGS, Alaska Science Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Funding Program(s): Modeling Arctic barrier island-lagoon system response to projected Arctic warming (MU178)

Principal Investigator(s): Li Erikson, Bruce Richmond

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Li Erikson, Ann Gibbs

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Environmental Data: Wave, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: obtain a suite of physical and environmental data (e..g, bathyemtry, sediment samples, water quality parameters, water levels, currents, temperatures) pertient to understanding processess shaping the nearshore Arctic coastal environment


Start Port/Location: Kaktovik Village, North Slope, Alaska (70.107844o N, 143.548282o W)

End Port/Location: Kaktovik Village, North Slope, Alaska (70.107844o N, 143.548282o W)

Start Date: 2011-09-23

End Date: 2011-09-28

Equipment Used: temperature, salinity sensor, currentmeter, suspendedsediment, wavegauge, bathymetry

Information to be Derived: currents, waves, temperatures, salinity, sediment grain sizes, bathymetry, topography

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Li Erikson

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: this is a retrieval trip; follow-up from I-D4-11-AR

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Li Erikson - PCMSC

Non USGS data manager = Ben Jones


Arey Lagoon, Alaska

North: 70.18604105 South: 70.02985985 West: -144.17877674 East: -142.96298504



Erikson, L.H., Gibbs, A.E., Richmond, B.M., Jones, B.M., Storlazzi, C.D., and Ohman, K.A., 2020, Modeled 21st century storm surge, waves, and coastal flood hazards, and supporting oceanographic and geological field data (2010 and 2011) for Arey and Barter Islands, Alaska and vicinity: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Erikson, L.H., Gibbs, A.E., Richmond, B.M., Storlazzi, C.D., and Jones, B.M., 2012, Modeling arctic barrier island-lagoon system response to projected arctic warming: Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Progress Report,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
temperature --- Temperature
salinity sensor --- Conductivity
currentmeter --- Current
suspendedsediment --- Turbidity
wavegauge --- Wave
bathymetry --- Single Beam

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