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ID 12BIM01
Also Known As H-B1-12-LA
Abstract United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida. Chief Scientists: Jim Flocks, Christopher Smith. Sediment sampling of the E4 Chandeleur Islands Berm. data of field activity 12BIM01 (H-B1-12-LA) in Chandeleur Islands, LA and Vicinity from 03/21/2012 to 03/28/2012
Organization United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida
Chief Scientist Jim Flocks
Christopher Smith
Activity Type Sediment sampling of the E4 Chandeleur Islands Berm.
Platform Halimeda
Area of Operation Chandeleur Islands, LA and Vicinity, Louisiana
Bounding Coordinates
-94.75000     -88.25000
Ports LEAVE St. Petersburg, FL
ARRIVE St. Petersburg, FL
Dates 03/21/2012 (JD 081) to 03/28/2012 (JD 088)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Scanned Materials h-b1-12-la.samp log (pdf)
Information Specialist
Kyle Kelso
Julie Bernier
Marci Marot
Kyle Kelso
Julie Bernier
Carl Taylor
Berm: The goal of this study is to assemble a baseline value of the
sediment properties of the dynamic Chandeleur Island E4 Berm in order to track
movement temporally, and to contribute to current and future modeling efforts.
Marsh: Overall Goal 1) Evaluate if the berm or original barrier island sediment
(primarily sand) are being sequestered in back-barrier environments (marshes
and flats) or bypassing the system 2) Evaluate whether the berm emplacement
influenced sedimentation in the back-barrier environments Specific Objectives
and Tasks 1) Quantify recent (<100 yr) mass accumulation rates in back-barrier
environments along the Chandeluer Islands and the dominant form of
sedimentation (inorganic versus organic) 2) Monitor short-term mass
accumulation rates (analyzed through the duration of the project) following
the berm emplacement and its infusion to the main-barrier island
3) Compare short- and long-term rates to evaluate changes in the mechanism and
source of sedimentation in the back-barrier environments
Information to be Derived
Grain Size
Actual number of grab samples and other sampling methods are yet to be 
USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s):
Coastal and Marine Geology
Research Topic:
Barrier Island Mapping
Green suburban will possibly be needed.  Also, Glacier Bay Cat Boat used
Flocks, James, Smith, Christopher, and Miselis, Jennifer, 2012, USGS Scientists 
Study an Oil-Spill-Mitigation Sand Berm in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 
Sound Waves monthy newsletter, URL:
Got Help? For 12BIM01, we would appreciate any information on -- analog materials, contract, days at sea, dive count, equipment used, funding, kms of navigation, national plan, NGDC Info, owner, project, project number, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, tabulated info.
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Navigation data nav    
Samples data samp    
Times   050.times    

12BIM01 location map of where navigation 

equipment operated

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