Field Activity 2014-061-FA

Identifier 2014-061-FA
Purpose Turnaround already deployed instruments to collect time series data to make evaluations of sediment transport, water quality, geomorphic change, circulation, and wetland stability. This will support development of models of storm impacts on estuarine health, vulnerability of adjacent communities, and sustainability of restored and natural wetlands.
Equipment or personnel only. Data, if any, are managed under a different field activity.
Location Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, United States, Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, United States
Summary Recovered all deployed instruments and downloaded data from first segment of deployment. Evaluated instrument performance and conducted calibration checks on water quality sensors. Replaced sensors as required. Installed new batteries (if needed) and redeployed instruments for next data segment. Collected water samples for instrument calibrations.
Info derived Currents, waves, water level, water temperature, salinity, turbidity, Chla-fluoroscence, fDom, pH, bed altitude change, suspended sediment concentration.
Comments Platform(s)- UMCES-HPL 18' C-Hawk or 21' Wetsig; Vehicle(s)- USGS Pick-up Truck and USGS Suburban; Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-048-FA (all time series data will be associated with this previous FA).
UMECS-21ft Wetzig
Length 21 feet.
Start Falmouth, MA 2014-10-13
End Greenbackville, VA 2014-10-24
Days in the field 12
West -75.479
East -75.079
North 38.36
South 37.819


Organization Equipment or personnel support provided by
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Neil Kamal Ganju
Crew members
Patrick Dickhudt
Scientist, Staff
Steven E Suttles
Scientist, Staff
Sandra M Brosnahan
Scientist, Staff
Alexis Nicolas Paul Beudin
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Steven E Suttles
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Jeremy Testa (UMCES-CBL) Nicholas Nidzieko (UMCES-HPL)

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Navigation, Chemistry

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Garmin GPS 76 Navigation (no data reported)
Water sampler Chemistry (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity