Field Activity 2016-645-FA

Identifier 2016-645-FA
Purpose Instal theristor arrays, time lapse cameras, collect bluff samples, GPR and ERT transects
Location Coastal bluffs of Barter Island N-slope Alaska
Summary sample locations submitted to FAD 11/15/2016
Info derived Temperatureof permafrost, timelapse imagery coastal change, subsurface geology
Comments The permafrost samples we collected during our May sampling were collected using a gas powered hammer drill with 1.5" auger and 1.25" core drill attachments. We sampled at 0.5m increments to a depth of 3-8 meters depending on the site. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity AK 2015-624-FA Field work in 2 phases, late May 2016, Late Sept 2016 Images from 2016 and 2017 archived under this FAN.
Start Santa Cruz, CA 2016-05-20
End Kaktovik, AK 2016-09-30
Days in the field 10
West -143.74
East -143.58416138
North 70.1348118
South 70.1252243


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Bruce M RichmondCordell Johnson
Crew members
(not identified)
Scientist, Staff
Cordell Johnson
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Cordell Johnson
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Slawek Tulaczyk, UC Santa Cruz

Data types and categories

Data category: Electro-Magnetic, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Ground Penetrating Radar, Resistivity, Photo, Video, Navigation, Profiles, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
drillcore Geology (no data reported)
electricalresistivity Resistivity (no data reported)
groundpenetratingradar Ground Penetrating Radar, Navigation (no data reported)
video Video (no data reported)
camera Photo (no data reported)
topographic profiling Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
GPS Navigation 1


Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Surveyed ground control and elevation checkpoints acquired at Barter Island, Alaska, 2014-2016 GPS Ground control points and checkpoints were collected during Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys conducted between September 6, 2014 and September 18, 2016 along the northern coast of Barter Island, Alaska. Data were acquired and post-processed using precise positioning and used to co-register and assess accuracy of photogrammetric data sets. Ann E Gibbs


Samples collected during this field activity