Field Activity 2014-048-FA

Identifier 2014-048-FA
Purpose Deploy instruments to collect time series data to make evaluations of sediment transport, water quality, geomorphic change, circulation, and wetland stability. This will support development of models of storm impacts on estuarine health, vulnerability of adjacent communities, and sustainability of restored and natural wetlands.
Location Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, United States; Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, United States
Summary Deployed moorings 1018 thru 1031.
Info derived Currents, waves, water level, water temperature, salinity, turbidity, Chla-fluoroscence, fDom, pH, bed altitude change, suspended sediment concentration.
Comments Platform(s)- UMCES-HPL 18' C-Hawk or 20' Carolina Skiff; Vehicle(s)- USGS Cube Truck and USGS Suburban; associated with 2014-061-FA, 2015-011-FA, 2015-022-FA, 2015-035-FA
UMCES-HPL 18 ft. C-Hawk
Length 18 feet.
Start Falmouth, MA 2014-08-11
End Falmouth, MA 2014-08-18
Days in the field 7
West -75.479
East -75.079
North 38.36
South 37.819


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Neil Kamal Ganju
Crew members
Neil Kamal Ganju
Scientist, Staff
Patrick Dickhudt
Scientist, Staff
Steven E Suttles
Scientist, Staff
Alexis Nicolas Paul Beudin
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Steven E Suttles
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Jeremy Testa (UMCES-CBL) Nicholas Nidzieko (UMCES-HPL)

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling, Time Series
Data type: Navigation, Chemistry, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Pressure Mooring (physical oceanography) 1
Turbidity Mooring (physical oceanography) 1
Current - Mooring (physical oceanography) 1
GPS - Handheld Navigation (no data reported)
Van Dorn bottle Chemistry 1
Other Unknown, Mooring (physical oceanography), Biology Monitoring, Geochemical Monitoring (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
pressure data from platforms in Chincoteague Bay MD/VA, 2014-2015 Pressure A variety of pressure sensors was deployed at different locations in the Bay Ellyn Montgomery
Turbidity data from platforms in Chincoteague Bay MD/VA, 2014-2015 Turbidity a variety of turbidity and sediment concentration sensors were deployed at sites in the Bay Ellyn Montgomery
Current data from Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia, 2014 - 2015 Current Current measurements were made on platforms during the Chincoteague experiment. Ellyn Montgomery
2014-048-FA_watersamples Van Dorn bottle Suspended-sediment concentration (SSC) and loss-on-ignition (LOI) data from water samples collected in 2014-15 by the U.S. Geological Survey in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia Steven E Suttles


Samples collected during this field activity