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This Month's Field Activities - October 2014

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Field Activity 2014-325-FA
Dates: September 26 to October 13
Location: Fire Island, NY
Chief Scientist: Cheryl Hapke
Objectives: To collect nearshore bathymetry and sub-surface geology data to assess the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Field Activity 2014-330-FA
Dates: October 05 to October 06
Location: Montauk, NY to the NC/VA border
Chief Scientist: Karen L M Morgan
Objectives: Oblique Aerial photography in the Impact Area of Hurricane Sandy

Field Activity 2014-322-FA
Dates: October 18 to October 31
Location: Chincoteague Bay, Assateague Island, MD and VA
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith
Objectives: Hurricane Sandy supplemental funding project GS-2A (Wetland Physical Change) - Characterize the surficial sediment of washover fans and back-barrier marshes and integrate data into vulnerability assessments. Estuarine Physical Response project - Collect and analyze surficial sediment for integration into estuarine model and establish a baseline dataset for future response scenarios.

Field Activity 2014-328-FA
Dates: October 26 to November 01
Location: desert north of Tucson, AZ
Chief Scientist: Dale Griffin
Objectives: To collect baseline information for Coccidioides immitis in the atmosphere

Field Activity 2014-332-FA
Dates: October 27 to November 14
Location: Biscayne National Park, Fowey Rocks Light (Homestead, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Islamorada, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Key Largo, FL) FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL) FKNMS, Looe Key coral nursery (Summerland Key, FL) Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
Chief Scientist: Ilsa Kuffner
Objectives: Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates

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