Field Activity 2017-315-FA

Identifier 2017-315-FA
Alternate names 17CCT02
Purpose To deploy sediment tracers and sediment traps at erosion monitoring sites within Grand Bay marshes.
Location Grand Bay, MS
Summary Retrieved sediment plates and collected ~490 GPS point elevations for sample locations and marsh edge surveys.
Info derived Marsh surface elevation, water level readings, sediment plates, surface sediment samples
FWS SeaArk Jon Boat
Jon Boat owned by USFWS
Start St Petersburg, FL 2017-04-18
End St Petersburg, FL 2017-04-23
West -88.4564209
East -88.36181641
North 30.43683405
South 30.33391864


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Kathryn SmithNicole S Khan
Crew members
Kathryn Smith
Scientist, Staff
Joseph F Terrano
Scientist, Staff
Chelsea A Stalk
Scientist, Staff
Nicole S Khan
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Chelsea A Stalk
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Tide, Turbidity, Wave, Benchmarks, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation 1
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)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Water Level Recorder Benchmarks (no data reported)
Sediment Trap Geology 3


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Location and elevation of transect surface samples Alisha M Ellis Sediment Trap Grain-size characteristics for the sediment surface samples Alisha M Ellis Sediment Trap Loss-on-Ignition (LOI) data for organic matter content for the sediment surface samples Alisha M Ellis Sediment Trap Radiochemical properties for select sediment surface samples via gamma spectroscopy Alisha M Ellis


Samples collected during this field activity