Field Activity 2015-315-FA

Identifier 2015-315-FA
Alternate names 15CCT02, 15CCT03, 15CCT04, 15CCT05
Purpose To collect sediment cores and geophysical data to assess marsh history.
Location Grand Bay, AL/MS and Pascaguola, MS
Summary 0 sediment cores; 127 chirp subbottom profile lines; 144 XTF and 142 SDF line files of SSS; 304 lines of SBB; 87 SVP; 335 SBB waveform files in DSO format recorded using eChart and 275 in BIN format recorded in HYPACK, 32 ponars, 5 marsh samples, 25 radium samples, 20+ foram samples; 4 days of continuous radon in water measurements and 1.5 days of continuous radon in air measurements.
Info derived core descriptons, bulk density, LOI, Pb-210, Cs-137, foram assemblages, bathymetry xyz, bathymetry grids, sub bottom profiles, side scan sonar mosaic
Comments 15CCT02 = Sediment Sampling; 15CCT03 = Twin Vee = RV Jabba Jaw collecting sub-bottom profiler and side scan sonar; 15CCT04 = Jet Ski = RV Chum (blue)collecting Single beam bathymetry; 14CCT04 = Jet Ski = RV Shark (white)collecting Single beam bathymetry Sediment Samples are staged to be archived and are on the East Wall of the Sed Lab as of July 18th, 2018.
Mako (SP)
17' Mako
Personal Water Craft (White WVR1 - Shark)
White WaveRunner, R/V Shark
Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)
22-ft Twin Vee This boat has a carrying capacity of up to 1500 pounds and up to 7 people and a shallow draft (9 inches empty). This boat's cat hull design results in a smoother ride in choppy water, at the expense of a slightly deeper draft. This boat is powered by two Yamaha 70hp motors.
Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA)
Start St. Petersburg, FL 2015-05-27
End St. Petersburg, FL 2015-06-06
West -88.5373
East -88.30902148
North 30.42732018
South 30.2790872
Marine operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Christopher G SmithTerrence A McCloskey
Crew members
Nancy T DeWitt
Scientist, Staff
Christopher G Smith
Scientist, Staff
Cathryn J Wheaton
Scientist, Staff
Stanley D Locker
Scientist, Staff
Joseph J Fredericks
Scientist, Staff
Terrence A McCloskey
Scientist, Staff
Chelsea A Kuhs
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Nancy T DeWitt
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling, Seismics, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Geology, Sub Bottom Profiler, Sidescan, Single Beam, Sound Velocity

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 Single Beam 4
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Collapsible Tripod Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Garmin GPS Navigation (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data reported)
GPS Pole Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Grab Sampler Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Peat Corer Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Chirp 424 Sub Bottom Profiler 2
Other Unknown, Multibeam, Single Beam, Sidescan, Interferometric, Sound Velocity (no data reported)
Klein Side Scan Sidescan 2
Valeport SVP Sound Velocity (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 Single-beam soundings, includes Grand_Bay_2015_SBB_ITRF00.txt, Grand_Bay_2015_SBB_NAD83_MLLW.txt, and Grand_Bay_2015_SBB_NAD83_NAVD88_GEOID12A.txt Chelsea A Stalk ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 Bathymetry DEM, 10-m cell size Chelsea A Stalk ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 Bathymetry DEM, 30-m cell size Chelsea A Stalk ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 Single-beam tracklines Chelsea A Stalk Chirp 424 Survey trackline locations Arnell S Forde Chirp 424 Unprocessed digital chirp subbottom trace data Arnell S Forde
2015-315-FA_SSSMosaic. zip Klein Side Scan Processed sidescan sonar backscatter imagery merged into a mosaic at 30 centimeter pixel resolution. NOTE: Backscatter intensity is represented by a gray-scale pallet with high backscatter intensities as darker grays Arnell S Forde Klein Side Scan Unprocessed Klein SonarPro xtf data files Arnell S Forde


Samples collected during this field activity