Field Activity 2019-303-FA

Identifier 2019-303-FA
Alternate names 19CCT01, 19CCT02, 19CCT03, 19CCT04
Purpose Retrieve and redeploy sediment plates and water level loggers. Also collect shoreline positions.
Location Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,Mississippi and Alabama, United States, Gulf of Mexico
Summary Collected and re-deployed sediment plates, water level loggers, and collected shoreline positions.
Info derived Grain size, sediment deposition, shoreline positions, bulk density, loss on ignition, micro-fossils
Comments Joseph, Isabelle, and Kathryn are collecting sediment plates, shoreline positions, and water level data with Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve staff using a NERR vessel. First sediment plate deployment was in July 2018 with sediment plates being collected/re-deployed every 3 months (October 2018 (18CCT10), February 2019 (19CCT01), May 2019 (19CCT02), August 2019 (19CCT03), and November 2019 (19CCT04)).
Start Saint Petersburg, FL 2019-02-05
End Moss Point, MS 2019-11-30
Days in the field 3
West -88.49138541
East -88.34690909
North 30.44181901
South 30.30899023


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Kathryn SmithChristopher G Smith
Crew members
Isabelle D Atchia
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Joseph F Terrano
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Net Sedimentation Tile Geology 1
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation 1
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)
Grab Sampler Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Push Corer Geology (no data reported)
Sediment Trap Geology (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)


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