Field Activity 11CEV04

Identifier 11CEV04
Purpose The purpose of the proposed work is to generate high-resolution records of sea-level change in Bermuda over the last 2000 years using mangrove sediments and consolidated limestone sediments comprised largely of dead coral skeletons.This study will provide the first direct comparison of these independent approaches and an extended instrumental (tide gauge) record. This study will be the first to directly compare the two methods in the same location and will serve to validate them both. Additionally, high resolution records of sea-level change spanning the last 2000 years provide an appropriate context for current and predicted changes. Such reconstructions also provide important constraints on future projections of sea-level rise.
Location Bermuda
Info derived Coral species, Coral colony morphology, depth below water surface, position relative to sea level, Growth history
Comments Sea Level Rise Studies
Pilatus PC6
Start Bermuda 2011-10-24
End Bermuda 2011-11-07
West -65.0054
East -64.38601299
North 32.45296483
South 32.17465831
Topic 16


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Moyer, Ryan
Crew members
Moyer, Ryan
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Moyer, Ryan
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Biological Field Study, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological), Photo, Navigation, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Core Barrels Geology (no data reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Pneumatic Drill Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity