Field Activity K110BI

Identifier K110BI
Alternate names K-1-10-BI
Purpose Quantify nearshore water quality conditions and the extent and volume of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) plumes across west Hawaii coral reefs. Test whether coral bleaching and disease are linked to exposure to SGD or lack thereof. Quantify coral cover and community composition and changes through time at select monitoring sites. Determine the fate of SGD within coral reef settings.
Description United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center,National Park Service,Cornell University,University of California, Berkeley. Chief Scientist: Eric Grossman. Submarine groundwater discharge and nearshore water quantity/quality mapping;, coral bleaching and disease mapping; nearshore circulation measurements,, instrument deployments data of field activity K-1-10-BI in Big Island of Hawaii from 06/17/2010 to 06/29/2010
Location Big Island of Hawaii
Info derived Nearshore water quality, circulation processes, groundwater flux, coral species and cover distribution, bleaching and disease occurrence
Comments kayak, and zodiac used Associated field activities Non USGS data manager = Lisa Marrack
Kayak-type Platform
Start Kailua-Kona, WA 2010-06-17
End Kailua-Kona, WA 2010-06-29
West -156.25
East -154.75
North 20.5
South 18.75
Activity t deployments


Cornell University
National Park Service(NPS)
multiple locations
University of California, Berkeley
Berkely, CA
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Eric Grossman
Crew members

Data types and categories

Data category: Sampling
Data type: Biology, Chemistry

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Hand-grab sample Biology, Chemistry, Geology (no data reported)
samples Biology, Chemistry, Geology (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity