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Field Activities - February 2016

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Field Activity 2015-677-FA
Dates: November 12 to May 27
Location: Northern Monterey Bay, CA
Research Project: Pacific Coral Reef Geology and Oceanography
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi
Objectives: Collect tide and wave data at 3 wharves over the the 2015/16 El Nino winter. Collect hydrodynamic and suspended sediment data in a rippple-scour depression over the the 2015/16 El Nino winter.


Field Activity 2015-678-FA
Dates: December 07 to February 15
Location: San Francisco Bay Delta, Little Holland Tract, California
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jessica Lacy
Objectives: To improve the scientific basis for shallow water habitat restoration to support fisheries in the San Francisco Bay Delta, in collaboration with scientists from the CA Water Science Center.


Field Activity 2015-077-FA
Dates: December 21 to April 01
Location: Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Measure changes in Sandwich Beach


Field Activity 2016-004-FA
Dates: Jaunary 22 to February 13
Location: Stellwagen Bank NMS
Research Project: National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Page Valentine
Objectives: Collect seabed sediment samples for geological mapping project


Field Activity 2016-311-FA
Dates: Jaunary 31 to February 10
Location: Dry Tortugas, Florida
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: Deploy equipment


Field Activity 2016-301-FA
Dates: February 01 to February 10
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: David Zawada, Kimberly Yates, Christina Kellogg
Objectives: To repeat CREST Crocker Reef experiment in Dry Tortugas National park.


Field Activity 2016-312-FA
Dates: February 02 to February 04
Location: Old Tampa Bay/Safety Harbor, Florida
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith, Marci Marot
Objectives: Examine effects of sediment resuspension on Pyrodinium cysts distribution and viability.


Field Activity 2016-316-FA
Dates: February 03 to February 06
Location: SC/NC Border to Montauk Point, NY
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy - Impacts to and Vulnerability of Coastal Beaches
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Karen L M Morgan
Objectives: Post Noreaster Jonas Oblique photos


Field Activity 2016-612-FA
Dates: February 05 to February 10
Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA
Research Project: Multi-Disciplinary Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Renee Takesue, Pamela Swarzenski
Objectives: Fine-grained bed sediment at caged mussel sites will be analyzed for contaminants to compare with mussel tissue burdens and summer sediment composition.


Field Activity 2016-604-FA
Dates: February 07 to February 13
Location: Lake Crescent, Washington, United States
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: map Lake Crescent to investigate geologic hazards


Field Activity 2016-006-FA
Dates: February 10 to February 10
Location: Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Deploy bottom platform


Field Activity 2016-618-FA
Dates: February 10 to April 29
Location: Napa County, California
Research Project: Probabilistic Forecasting of Earthquakes and Earthquake Effects
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Robert Kayen
Objectives: Characterize site amplification of eathquake motions from the South Napa Earthquake.


Field Activity 2016-605-FA
Dates: February 14 to February 22
Location: Elwha River, Puget Sound, Washington
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: Mapping offshore effects of the Elwha dam removal


Field Activity 2016-608-FA
Dates: February 15 to February 19
Location: Puget Sound
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick, Guy Gelfenbaum
Objectives: Collect nearshore bathymetry, beach topography, and grain size information on the Elwha River delta


Field Activity 2016-609-FA
Dates: February 16 to February 17
Location: Tomales Bay, CA
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Mary McGann
Objectives: Collect cores for Pb-210 dating to determine timing of the arrival of the invasive foraminfera Trochammina hadai.


Field Activity 2016-619-FA
Dates: February 16 to February 16
Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA, California
Research Project: High Energy Active Margins
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard
Objectives: Monitor changes in beach sand volume and distribution


Field Activity 2016-606-FA
Dates: February 16 to February 19
Location: Glen Canyon, Colorado River, Arizona
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Amy East
Objectives: Site visits in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to evaluate erosion risk of and sediment supply conditions at archaeological sites.


Field Activity 2016-603-FA
Dates: February 18 to February 24
Location: Elwha River, Port Angeles, Washington
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick, Melissa Foley
Objectives: Monitor the change in the river, estuary and nearshore following dam removal on the Elwha River


Field Activity 2016-616-FA
Dates: February 22 to February 26
Location: Southern California Inner Borderland
Research Project: Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Daniel Brothers
Objectives: Collect seismic reflection data in Catalina Basin, targeting the Catalina and San Clemente Faults, and the distal reaches of the San Gabriel Canyon/Channel system.


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