Field Activity 2017-055-FA

Identifier 2017-055-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.
Equipment or personnel only. Data, if any, are managed under a different field activity.
Location Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY
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 First turnaround of instruments for year long study. Time series data collected for this study will be associated field activity (2017-045-FA) from deployment in August 2017. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-031-FA Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-045-FA
Small Power Boat Class A
Small Power Boat Class A
Start Jamaica Bay, NY 2017-10-16
End Great South Bay, NY 2017-10-21
Days in the field 6
West -73.96957397
East -72.77356296
North 40.79548801
South 40.53227989


Organization Equipment or personnel support provided by
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Neil Kamal Ganju
Crew members
Steven E Suttles
Scientist, Staff
Daniel J Nowacki
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Steven E Suttles
Specialist, Information
Daniel J Nowacki
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) (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity