Field Activity 2017-045-FA

Identifier 2017-045-FA
Purpose To quantify critical sediment transport parameters of diverse wetland complexes within 4 NCBN parks, Cape Cod NS, Fire Island NS, Gateway NRA and Assateague Island NS in order to inform management efforts. Suspended-sediment concentration data over tidal and seasonal timescales and will directly inform and improve the predications developed as part of the marsh modeling effort for these parks.
Location Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY
Summary data collected at several locations in Jamaica Bay and Great South Bay
Info derived Deployment of time series instruments to measure currents, waves, pressure, and water-quality parameters. Water samples will be collected for suspended sediment concentration, volatile solids, and stable isotope analysis. Digital camera will be deployed to take time series photos of the marsh edge.
Comments Initial deployment of instruments for year long study. Time series data collected for this study will be associated with this field activity. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-031-FA
Small Power Boat Class A
Small Power Boat Class A
Start Jamaica Bay, NY 2017-08-14
End Great South Bay, NY 2017-08-19
Days in the field 5
West -73.96957397
East -72.77356296
North 40.79548801
South 40.53227989


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Neil Kamal Ganju
Crew members
(not identified)
Scientist, Staff
Zafer Defne
Scientist, Staff
Neil Kamal Ganju
Scientist, Staff
Steven E Suttles
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Steven E Suttles
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Time Series
Data type: Photo, Navigation, Chemistry, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Digital camera Photo (no data reported)
Garmin GPS 76 Navigation (no data reported)
Spectra Precision SP80 Navigation (no data reported)
Water sampler Chemistry (no data reported)
Bottom platform Mooring (physical oceanography) 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
NRPP_17_all Bottom platform All oceanographic timeseries data from this program Steven E Suttles


Samples collected during this field activity