Field Activity 2018-358-FA

Identifier 2018-358-FA
Alternate names 18CCT09, 18CCT10, 18CCT11
Purpose Retrieve and redeploy sediment plate, collect sediment cores, and collect multibeam bathymetry along the marsh edge.
Location Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,Mississippi and Alabama, United States, Gulf of Mexico
Summary 18CCT11- Completed all priority areas as well as some additional shore perpendicular and transit lines.
Info derived Grain size, sediment deposition, shoreline positions, bulk density, sediment stratigraphy
Comments Joseph T. and Isabelle are collecting sediment cores with GBNERR staff using their vessel (18CCT10). Julie, Alisha, and Joe V. are collecting sediment cores and estuarine grab samples using the Mako (18CCT09). Chelsea and Hunter are collecting multibeam bathymetry data on the Twin Vee (18CCT11).
Mako (SP)
17' Mako
Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)
22-ft Twin Vee This boat has a carrying capacity of up to 1500 pounds and up to 7 people and a shallow draft (9 inches empty). This boat's cat hull design results in a smoother ride in choppy water, at the expense of a slightly deeper draft. This boat is powered by two Yamaha 70hp motors.
Chevy Suburban Silver
White Dodge Pickup - White
Start Saint Petersburg, FL 2018-10-22
End Moss Point, MS 2018-10-27
Days in the field 5
West -88.49138541
East -88.34690909
North 30.44181901
South 30.30899023
Marine operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Kathryn SmithChristopher G Smith
Crew members
Julie C Bernier
Scientist, Staff
Alisha M Ellis
Scientist, Staff
Chelsea A Stalk
Scientist, Staff
Hunter S Wilcox
Scientist, Staff
Isabelle D Atchia
Scientist, Staff
Joseph M Vargas
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Julie C Bernier
Specialist, Information
Joseph F Terrano
Specialist, Information
Chelsea A Stalk
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling, Sonar
Data type: Benchmarks, Navigation, Geology, Multibeam

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Net Sedimentation Tile Geology 1
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation 2
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Collapsible Tripod Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)
Applanix POS-MV DGPS/IMU Navigation (no data reported)
GPS Pole Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Core Barrels Geology (no data reported)
Grab Sampler Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Peat Corer Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Push Corer Geology 4
Sediment Trap Geology (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)
Multibeam Bathymetry System Multibeam 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Station location, core lengths, and water quality parameters for project ID 18CCT09 Alisha M Ellis Push Corer Sediment radiochemical data by gamma spectroscopy for project ID 18CCT09 Alisha M Ellis Push Corer Sediment grain size distribution and properties for project ID 18CCT09 Alisha M Ellis Push Corer Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 18CCT09 Alisha M Ellis Push Corer Sediment push core x-ray images for project ID 18CCT09 Alisha M Ellis Multibeam Bathymetry System Processed elevation point data (xyz) as derived from a 1-meter grid provided in WGS84 and NAD83, NAVD88 Geoid 12A (.xyz) Chelsea A Stalk

Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Grand_Bay_Net_Sedimentation_ Tile_Data Net Sedimentation Tile Sediment deposition and physical characteristics Kathryn Smith
Grand_Bay_Elevation_Data Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Location and elevation data Kathryn Smith

Datasets not currently associated with specific equipment

Dataset name Description Dataset contact
Grand_Bay_Water_Level_Data Water level logger data Kathryn Smith
Grand_Bay_RBR_Data RBR sensor (water parameter and tidal) data Kathryn Smith
Grand_Bay_RBR_Wave_Data RBR sensor wave data Kathryn Smith
Grand_Bay_Turbidity_Data Turbidity data and interactive graphs Kathryn Smith


Samples collected during this field activity