Field Activity 2015-665-FA

Identifier 2015-665-FA
Purpose Repeat map bathymetry and substrate of the Nooksack River-Delta to examine change and evidence of sediment aggradation affecting flood hazards, ecosystems, and restoration outcomes.
Location Nooksack River-Delta, western Washington, USA
Summary Data submitted to FAD 10/5/2016
Info derived Stream and estuary distributary depths, Acoustic backscatter intensity, Sound Velocity Profiles, Sediment particle size
Comments Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity W-05-13-PS, Platform is 17-ft SeaArk. Navigation collected with Trimble R7 (S/N=5114K21169) and Zephyr Model 2 Antennae (S/N=1441053097); Sediment sampler is PipeDredge; Single-beam used is 180-280KHz HydroBook Sonar sampling at 30Hz (S/N=104); Sidescan is Tritech 990KHz Starfish (S/N=BP00177.002728); Sound Velocity Profiler is YSI Castaway (S/N=10G180637).
Start Ferndale, WA 2015-08-24
End Ferndale, WA 2015-08-27
Days in the field 4
West -122.602
East -122.46047974
North 48.84122073
South 48.75292312


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Eric Grossman
Crew members
Eric Grossman
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Eric Grossman
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Chris Konrad Chris Curran Mark Mastin Scott Anderson

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Trimble R7 GPS receiver (EG) Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Zephyr Model 2 antenna Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)
pipedredge Geology (no data reported)
single beam sonar 180-280KHz Single Beam (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Multibeam, Single Beam, Sidescan, Interferometric, Sound Velocity (no data reported)
sidescansonar Sidescan (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity