Field Activity 2015-645-FA

Identifier 2015-645-FA
Purpose Image and sample the 2015 California oil pipeline spill
Location Tajiguas Creek, CA, USA, Pacific Ocean
Summary Collected 8 tar/oil samples; Ran 3 ERT lines over oil-soaked ground. Coordinated with Federal, State, and County authorities.
Info derived geochemical and geophysical data
MarFac; Chevy Suburban - gray; 7 pass; G62-2874L
Start Santa Barbara 2015-05-27
End Santa Barbara 2015-05-31
Days in the field 2
West -120.229
East -120.0793457
North 34.47995799
South 34.45774477


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Peter W SwarzenskiThomas D LorensonRobert J Rosenbauer
Crew members
Tan, Angela
Scientist, Staff
Peter W Swarzenski
Scientist, Staff
Thomas D Lorenson
Scientist, Staff
Robert J Rosenbauer
Scientist, Staff
Pamela L Swarzenski
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Thomas D Lorenson
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Electro-Magnetic, Environmental Data, Geochemical, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Resistivity, Conductivity, Nutrients, Surveys (geochemical), Navigation, Chemistry, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Handheld GPS GPS not working Navigation (no data expected)
Supersting R8 Ran 3 lines across oil spill using electrode spacing of differing spacings: GLA-01 0.25m; GLA-02 0.25m, seawater added to electrodes 1-9 for better contact with the ground; GLA-03 0.5m spacing. Resistivity (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Surveys (geochemical), Experiments (geochemical) (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity