Field Activity 07SWL02

Identifier 07SWL02
Purpose Quantify subsidence and erosion in areas of historical wetland loss
Location Louisiana Chenier Plain
Summary Collected 25 vibracores and 10 push cores from 3 study areas between Leeville and Port Fourchon. Recorded water depths at each core site and along transects between core sites.
Info derived Sediment-surface elevations and stratigraphic analysis (especially, peat thickness and depth to the organic-clastic contact) will be used to estimate the magnitude and rate of subsidence and erosion between marsh and open-water core sites.
Platform
Greenhead
Itinerary
Start Leeville/Port Fourchon, LA 2007-10-07
End Leeville/Port Fourchon, LA 2007-10-11
Bounds
West -93.5979
East -88.30197114
North 31.08926714
South 28.08600543
Topic 76

Personnel

Organization
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Crew members
Information specialist(s)
Julie C Bernier
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Robert Morton

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Vibracorer Geology 3
Peat Corer Biology, Geology 3
Tripods Mooring (physical oceanography), Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data reported)

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
07SWL02-SA-pd-1 Vibracorer core description sheets Julie C Bernier
07SWL02-SA-pd-2 Vibracorer core photographs Julie C Bernier
07SWL02-SA-rd-1 Vibracorer 25 vibracores Julie C Bernier
07SWL02-SA-pd-3 Peat Corer core description sheets Julie C Bernier
07SWL02-SA-pd-4 Peat Corer core photographs Julie C Bernier
07SWL02-SA-rd-2 Peat Corer 10 push cores Julie C Bernier

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity