Field Activity 2014-301-FA

Identifier 2014-301-FA
Alternate names 14CTB01
Purpose Hurricane Sandy supplemental funding project GS-2A (Wetland Physical Change) - Characterize the surficial sediment of washover fans and back-barrier marshes and integrate data into vulnerability assessments. Estuarine Physical Response project - Collect and analyze surficial sediment for integration into estuarine model and establish a baseline dataset for future response scenarios.
Location Chincoteague Bay, Assateague Island, MD and VA
Summary 35 surface grab samples (onshore), 20 sand auger cores, 7 marsh push cores, 6 peat auger cores, 46 estuarine grab samples, 41 estuarine water column samples.
Info derived Sediment characterization (physical parameters - grain size, organic content, bulk density, radiochemistry, foraminiferal analysis)
Comments Horn Point Laboratory (University of Maryland cooperative) vessel and R/V Mako used for estuarine sampling. Sediment Samples are staged to be archived and are on the East Wall of the Sed Lab as of July 18th, 2018.
Mako (SP)
17' Mako
Ford F-350 Dually White (GSA)
Start Ocean City, MD 2014-03-24
End Chincoteague Bay Field Station, VA 2014-04-04
West -77.5635
East -74.72851563
North 39.48602511
South 37.0239427


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Christopher G Smith
Crew members
Charles S Adams
Scientist, Staff
Julie C Bernier
Scientist, Staff
Alisha M Ellis
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Julie C Bernier
Specialist, Information
Christopher G Smith
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Conductivity, Depth, Dissolved Oxygen, ORP, pH, Temperature, Photo, Benchmarks, Navigation, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation 1
Garmin GPS Navigation 1
Peat Corer Biology, Geology 15
Grab Sampler Biology, Geology 3
YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter Conductivity, Depth, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrate, ORP, pH, Temperature (no data reported)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data expected)
Core Barrels Geology (no data expected)
Push Corer Geology (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
14CTB_Site_Information Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Sample locations, Water quality parameters Christopher G Smith
14CTB_Spring-and-Fall_Site-Information Garmin GPS Site Information Alisha M Ellis Peat Corer 14CTB01 (Spring) G and S normalized foraminiferal counts Alisha M Ellis Peat Corer 14CTB01 (Spring) G and S raw foraminiferal counts Alisha M Ellis
14CTB_Alpha_Spec_Data Peat Corer Alpha spectroscopy data Christopher G Smith
14CTB_Data Plots Peat Corer Sediment core data plots Christopher G Smith
14CTB_Grain-Size_Data Peat Corer Grain size data Christopher G Smith Peat Corer 14CTB inner shelf G raw and normalized foraminiferal counts Alisha M Ellis
14CTB_Peat Auger Core Logs Peat Corer Peat auger core logs Christopher G Smith
14CTB_Peat Auger Core Photos Peat Corer peat auger core photographs Christopher G Smith
14CTB_Raw_Fall_CN_Data Peat Corer Fall carbon and nitrogen data Alisha M Ellis
14CTB_Raw_Fall_Metals_SG_Data Peat Corer Fall metals data Alisha M Ellis
14CTB_Raw_Spring_CN_Data Peat Corer Spring carbon and nitrogen data Alisha M Ellis
14CTB_Raw_Spring_Metals_SG_Data Peat Corer Spring metals data Alisha M Ellis
14CTB_Spring-and-Fall_Compiled-Grain-Size-Data Grab Sampler particle size analysis results summary from Chincoteague Bay Alisha M Ellis
14CTB_Spring-and-Fall_Physical-Parameter-Data Grab Sampler Chincoteague Bay surface sediment physical parameters data Alisha M Ellis
14CTB_Spring-and-Fall_Shear-Stress Grab Sampler shear stress data Alisha M Ellis

Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
14CTB_SandAugers_logs Peat Corer Core logs Julie C Bernier
14CTB_SandAugers_xrays Peat Corer Core x-radiographs Julie C Bernier
14CTB_SandAugers_SumStats Peat Corer Grain-size summary statistics Julie C Bernier

Datasets not currently associated with specific equipment

Dataset name Description Dataset contact
14CTB_SandAugers_sites Sample locations Julie C Bernier


Samples collected during this field activity