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Field Activity Details for field activity S710SF

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AKA: none

Other ID: S-7-10-SF

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): San Francisco Bay Coastal System (ZP00DMA)

Principal Investigator(s): Patrick Barnard

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Amy Foxgrover

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterize sediment properties in San Francisco Bay


Start Port/Location: Paradise Cay, San Francisco Bay

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2010-01-23

End Date: 2010-01-26

Equipment Used: Handheld GPS, Hand-grab sample

Information to be Derived: Surface sediment grain size and composition

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment sampling to characterize sediment size distribution and composition

Staff: Patrick Barnard, Jackson Currie, Peter Dal Ferro, Amy Foxgrover, Daniel Hoover, Don Woodrow

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: San Francisco Bay Provenance Study don woodrow collected hand grab shoreline samples in March and April of 2010 (see .pdf)

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Pete Dal Ferro
Patrick Barnard
Amy Foxgrover
Dan Hoover
Jackson Currie
Don Woodrow



North: 38.10062 South: 37.8084 West: -122.466 East: -121.85525


photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Hein, J.R., Mizell, K., Barnard, P.L., 2013, Sand sources and transport pathways for the San Francisco Bay coastal system, based on X-ray diffraction mineralogy: Marine Geology, v. 345, pp. 154–169, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.003.

Takesue, R.K., 2023, Geochemistry of fine sediment from San Francisco Bay shoals (2012) and tributaries (2010, 2012, 2013): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Handheld GPS --- Navigation
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Global positioning system (GPS) data s-7-10-sf.060 (Provisional best file)
Hand-grab sample --- Biology
Station descriptions
Station Information

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