Field Activity 2015-013-FA

Identifier 2015-013-FA
Purpose Recover and deploy dataloggers, osmosamplers and the Octopipi water sampler from coastal caves in the Yucatan Penisula Mexico
Location Yucatan Peninsula Mexico
Summary Collected 30 water samples manually and 20 water samples using the Octopipi water sampler. Additionally, collected Osmosampler coils (2x), tilt meter current data (2x), DO datalogger data, water level data (2x), rain gauge data, and atmospheric pressure data.
Info derived Geochemical data from anchialine caves
Comments This investigation is being led by Texas A&M University at Galveston PhD student David Brankovits. John Pohlman, Brankovits' PhD student is providing assistance in the field. The field work is land based. Researchers Pohlman and Brankovits traveled to the study site by vehicle. Diving and sampling gear was carried to the study site with the assistance of a guide. No physical platform was required for this study.
Projects
Related activities
2016-003-FA: Project
Platform
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Itinerary
Start Tulum/Playa Del Carmen Mexico 2015-01-11
End Tulum/Playa Del Carment Mexico 2015-01-18
Days in the field 7
Bounds
West -87.5693
East -87.41655884
North 20.28293751
South 20.10841783

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators John Pohlman
Crew members
John Pohlman
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
John Pohlman
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal David Brankovits

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Geochemical, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Time Series
Data type: Conductivity, Experiments (geochemical), Navigation, Chemistry, Geochemical Monitoring

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
OctoPiPi water sampler Chemistry 1
osmosampler Chemistry 1
YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth) Conductivity, Depth, Temperature 2
Other Unknown, Surveys (geochemical), Experiments (geochemical) (no data reported)
GPS - Handheld Navigation (no data reported)
Water sampler Chemistry 2

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Temporal_RecordsOxBelHa_2014-2015 osmosampler Hydrological and chemical records from the flooded Ox Bel Ha cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, from August 2014 to January 2015 John Pohlman
QuintanaRooCaves_SondeData_2013-2015 YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth) Sonde data to characterize physical and chemical water column properties of flooded caves (Ox Bel Ha and Cenote Crustacea) within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, from December 2013 to January 2015 John Pohlman
QuintanaRooCaves_GeochemData_2013-2015 Water sampler Geochemical data to characterize chemical water column properties of flooded caves (Ox Bel Ha and Cenote Crustacea) within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, from December 2013 to January 2015 John Pohlman

Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
CenoteBang_OPP-gechem-data_2015-2016 OctoPiPi water sampler Vertical chemical profiles collected across haloclines in the water column of the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula in January 2015 and January 2016. John Pohlman
CenoteBang_sondedata YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth) Sonde data to characterize physical and chemical properties of the Cenote Bang, a component of the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the subterranean estuary coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, from December 2013 to January 2016 John Pohlman
CenoteBangGeochemData_2013-2016 Water sampler Geochemical data to characterize physical and chemical properties of the Cenote Bang, a component of the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the subterranean estuary coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, from December 2013 to January 2016 John Pohlman

Datasets not currently associated with specific equipment

Dataset name Description Dataset contact
CenoteBangTemporalRecords_2015-2016 Temporal hydrologic and chemical records from the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, from January 2015 to January 2016 John Pohlman

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity