Field Activity 2016-034-FA

Identifier 2016-034-FA
Purpose Evaluate sediment dynamics and sediment fluxes in Grand Bay estuary system over tidal and seasonal timescales using long-term instrumented mooring deployments and tidal cycle surveys.
Location Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, United States
Summary Deploy time series moorings to collect pressure, currents, wave, and environmental data. Conduct CTD surveys to measure spatial patterns of physical parameters (temperature, conductivity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen).Collect water samples for suspended sediment concentration and organic content analysis.
Info derived Currents, waves, suspended sediment concentrations (SSC), temperature, salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Chla, and dissolved organic matter (fDom).
Comments associated with these FA's 2016-026-FA and 2017-006-FA
Mako (SP)
17' Mako
Start Pascagoula, MS 2016-08-01
End Pascagoula, MS 2016-08-10
Days in the field 10
West -88.4224
East -88.33042145
North 30.42095928
South 30.35954515


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
Steven E Suttles
Scientist, Staff
Daniel J Nowacki
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Steven E Suttles
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl CTD (no data reported)
ADCP Current (no data reported)
Garmin GPS 76 Navigation (no data reported)
Van Dorn bottle Chemistry 1
Bottom platform Mooring (physical oceanography) 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
GrandBay_WaterSamp Van Dorn bottle Suspended-sediment concentration data from water samples collected in 2016-17 in Grand Bay, Alabama and Mississippi Steven E Suttles
All_grandBay Bottom platform All oceanographic time-series data from this program Neil Kamal Ganju


Samples collected during this field activity