Field Activity 2016-631-FA

Identifier 2016-631-FA
Purpose collect oceanographic, geologic, hydrologic, and biologic data to evaluate linkages between circulation, submarine groundwater discharge, and coral disease.
Location northern Kauai, HI, USA
Summary Drifter data submitted to FAD 1/25/2017 During four days, approximately 100 oceanographic drifter deployments were conducted at various times of date and various points tidal stages. Four bottom mounted oceanographic instrument packages were deployed before these deployments to record concurrent in situ measurements. Water sampling was conducted to analyze water quality. Surface CTD tows were conducted to maps areas of potential submarine groundwater discharge. Groundwater resistivity surveys were conducted along the beach front to determine locations of groundwater discharge.
Info derived tide, wave, current, temperature, salinity
Start Haena, Kauai, HI 2016-07-29
End Haena, Kauai, HI 2016-08-05
Days in the field 8
West -159.582
East -159.54804509
North 22.23525152
South 22.21805438
Scuba operations Yes


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Curt Storlazzi
Crew members
Information specialist(s)
Joshua Logan
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Biological Field Study, Electro-Magnetic, Environmental Data, Location-Elevation, Time Series
Data type: Experiments (biological), Resistivity, Conductivity, Nutrients, Temperature, Tide, Wave, Navigation, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
FIDODrifters Experiments (biological) (no data reported)
electricalresistivity Resistivity (no data reported)
CT sensor Conductivity, Temperature (no data reported)
wave/tide gauge Tide, Wave (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Meteorology, CTD, Temperature, pH, CO2, Radon, Conductivity, Current, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Fluorescence, Wave, ORP, Tide, Methane, Depth, Light, Nitrate, Gas Hydrates, Density, Sediment Properties, Osmometic Pressure, Chlorophyll, Nutrients, Pressure (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Mooring (physical oceanography), Biology Monitoring, Geochemical Monitoring (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity