Field Activity 2015-611-FA

Identifier 2015-611-FA
Purpose The geologic record in coastal marshes can provide evidence of extreme events that have impacted an area through washover deposits. The hydrodynamic and sediment transport processes occurring during extreme events are difficult to directly measure because of the rare and destructive nature of the events. We seek to improve the ability to understand depositional processes in washover deposits and interpret the sedimentary record in coastal marshes by investigating the sediment deposits from Hurricane Sandy.
Location Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, United States, Atlantic Ocean.
Summary Sample file created on FAD including sample location xls
Info derived Samples: Short sediment cores and sediment grab samples Data: Sedimentological descriptions, photographs, and topographic data
Comments Kathryn Smith and Nicholas Zaremba of SPCMSC will also take part in activity as additional support staff.
Platform
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Itinerary
Start Beach Haven, NJ 2015-04-06
End Beach Haven, NJ 2015-04-14
Days in the field 5
Bounds
West -74.3105
East -74.2637
North 39.5323
South 39.4944

Personnel

Organization
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Bruce M Richmond
Crew members
(not identified)
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Seanpaul M La selle
Specialist, Information
Brent D Lunghino
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Nathaniel Plant and Chris Smith, USGS St Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center; Chip Fletcher and Haunani Kane, University of Hawaii Manoa.

Data types and categories

Data category: Electro-Magnetic, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Ground Penetrating Radar, Photo, Navigation, Transects, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Ground Penetrating Radar 4
camera Photo 1
Handheld GPS Nomad Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Trimble R7 GPS (AS) Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Transects 1
Hand-grab sample Biology, Chemistry, Geology (no data reported)
Push corer Biology, Geology 1

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2015-611-FA_GPR_ASCII_Raw_Data.zip Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Raw ground penetrating radar data collected within the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge–Holgate Unit located on the southern end of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, in April 2015 Nicholas J Zaremba
2015-611-FA_GPR_KML.zip Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Nicholas J Zaremba
2015-611-FA_GPR_Profile_Images.zip Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Ground penetrating radar profiles images from within the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge–Holgate Unit located on the southern end of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, in April 2015 Nicholas J Zaremba
2015-611-FA-GPR_profile_parameters Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Profile parameters Nicholas J Zaremba
2015-611-FA_FACs_Digital.zip camera Field logs Nicholas J Zaremba
2015-611-FA-GGA_Strings.zip Trimble R7 GPS (AS) Nicholas J Zaremba
grainsize analysis Push corer published in ScienceBase; U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7PK0D7S Brent D Lunghino

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity