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Field Activity Details for field activity S0313WO

AKA: none

Other ID: S-03-13-WO, 2013-020-FA

Status: Completed

Organization(s): University of Miami, Naval Post Graduate School, U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): MCR Inlet Hydrodynamics (ZP009TV)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Chris Sherwood (USGS Woods Hole)

Information Specialist(s): Andrew Stevens

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Measure and model currents, waves, and sediment transport in the MCR during high river discharge


Start Port/Location: Astoria, OR

End Port/Location: Astoria, OR

Start Date: 2013-05-06

End Date: 2013-06-18

Equipment Used: swathplus-M 234.5 Khz interfer, Moorings - Tripods, currentmeter, GPS, sedimenttrap, waverunners

Information to be Derived: currents, waves, water levels, suspended sediment concentration, bedforms, bottom sediment grain size

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: sample analysis submitted by Angela Tan 4/12/2017

Staff: Michael Boyle, Jackson Currie, Timothy Elfers, Joanne C. Ferreira, David Finlayson, Guy Gelfenbaum, Gerry Hatcher, Andrew Stevens, Jennifer White

Affiliate Staff:
Pete dal Ferro

Notes: other; USGS waverunners; leased fishing boat Note; dates overlap with S-06-13-WO Cape Windy also used.

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Guy Gelfenbaum
Andrew Stevens
David Finlayson
Tim Elfers
Jackson Currie
Mike Boyle
Gerry Hatcher
Joanne Ferreira
Jenny White
Pete dal Ferro


Mouth of the Columbia River

North: 46.30536 South: 46.16719 West: -124.161 East: -123.83437


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Gelfenbaum, G., Finlayson, D., Dartnell, P., Carlson, E., and Stevens, A., 2015, Bathymetry and Backscatter from 2013 Interferometric Swath Bathymetry Systems Survey of Columbia River Mouth, Oregon and Washington: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., MacMahan, J., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Elias, E.P., Sherwood, C.R., and Carlson, E.M., 2017, Oceanographic measurements and hydrodynamic modeling of the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, 2013: doi: 10.5066/F7NG4NS1.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
swathplus-M 234.5 Khz interfer --- Interferometric
Moorings - Tripods --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
currentmeter --- Current
GPS --- Navigation
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Global positioning system (GPS) data s-03-13-wo.062
sedimenttrap --- Geology
waverunners --- Navigation
Single Beam

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