Future Fieldwork

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USGS scientists plan to visit more than 11 locations in October and November 2016, studying delta sediment, deep sea minerals, greenhouse gases, and much more. Here’s a quick a preview of potential coastal and offshore fieldwork scheduled by our researchers.

This article is part of the August-September 2016 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

Map of most of Earth with dots in ocean and coastal areas where the USGS has done fieldwork.

Approximate locations of some planned USGS coastal and offshore fieldwork in October and November 2016.

  • Carmel River, California: Measure river channel topography and turbidity, and take photos following dam removal, January 1–December 31, 2016. 2016-638-FA
  • Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Collect water samples, marsh cores, and time series water quality and flow data from Sage Lot Pond, April 8–November 30, 2016. 2016-015-FA
  • Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Examine the environmental geochemistry and health of 11 estuaries, April 11–November 30, 2016. 2016-016-FA
  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: Time series measurements of suspended sediment, tides, and waves for habitat restoration, August 8–October 14, 2016. 2016-662-FA
  • Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida: Collect biogeochemical data on habitats surrounding the Ocean Carbon System, September 26–October 7, 2016. 2016-346-FA
  • Elwha River, Washington: Monitor changes in the river, estuary, and offshore after dam removal, September 27–October 3, 2016. 2016-664-FA
  • Monterey Bay, California: Retrieve and replace moorings for the Coordinated Canyon Experiment, October 3–7, 2016. 2016-670-FA
  • East Pacific Rise: Collect metal sulfide minerals, and metal sulfide particles in high temperature fluids, October 6–28, 2016. 2016-672-FA
  • Louisiana and Texas coastline: Collect bathymetry and sub-bottom profiles from Marsh Island to Sabine Pass, October 11–25. 
  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: Time series measurements of suspended sediment, tides, and waves for habitat restoration, October 12–December 9, 2016. 2016-669-FA
  • Baltic Sea: Participate in greenhouse gas calibration, October 15–22, 2016. 2016-042-FA
  • San Pablo Bay, California: Collect sediment cores to investigate the Hayward-Rodgers Creek fault, October 17–21, 2016. 2016-671-FA
  • Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Massachusetts: Collect seabed sediment samples for geological mapping, October 21–28, November 4–18, and November 25–December 9, 2016. 2016-039-FA, 2016-040-FA, 2016-041-FA

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