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Field Activity Details for field activity WD108MB

AKA: none

Other ID: W-D1-08-MB

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Seafloor Observatory Monterey Bay (MU259)

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Lacy, Dave Rubin

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Jessica Lacy

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1. Investigate the evolution of bed-sediment grain size on the inner shelf on event and seasonal time scales, in response to enrichment from a fluvial sources and winnowing by wave action. 2. Investigate the influence of grain size, bedform dimensions, wave energy, and current speed on suspended-sediment concentration and sediment transport.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2008-10-30

End Date: 2010-05-24

Equipment Used: GPS, Moorings - Tripods

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Long-term, cabled deployment for real-time data collection. Mooring #SCW08WHT


Santa Cruz wharf

North: 36.95693 South: 36.9569 West: -122.017 East: -122.01691



Ferreira, J.C.T., Lacy, J.R., and Hatcher, G., 2020, Near-bed velocity measurements in Monterey Bay during arrival of the 2010 Chile Tsunami: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Global positioning system (GPS) data w-d1-08-mb.060 (Provisional best file)
Moorings - Tripods --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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