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Data Release

Sedimentary Data from Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014–2016

By Marci E. Marot,1 Christopher G. Smith,1 Terrence A. McCloskey,2 Stanley D. Locker,3 Nicole S. Khan,4 and Kathryn E.L. Smith1

1U.S. Geological Survey, 600 4th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
2Cherokee Nation Technologies, contracted to the U.S. Geological Survey, 3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816
3College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
4Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Ave., Singapore 639798

Summary

This data release is an archive of sedimentary field and laboratory analytical data collected in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi from 2014-2016 by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC). This work, a component of the SPCMSC’s Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, provides the necessary data to quantify sedimentation rates and sediment sources for the marsh and estuary. The SSIEES project objective is to evaluate the exchange of sediment material between the marsh and estuary due to extreme storms and sea-level rise. Micropaleontological data from select cores and surface samples are available in Haller and others (2018, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MC8X5F, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7445KSG). Single-beam bathymetry of Grand Bay proper and multi-beam bathymetry of several marsh-edge eroding shorelines are reported in Dewitt and others (2017, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1070) and Stalk and others (2018, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MC8Z9N), respectively. Subbottom and sidescan sonar data for Grand Bay proper are reported in Locker and others (2018, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9374DKQ).

This publication includes data for the sediment cores and surface sediments taken in Grand Bay marsh and estuary during five sampling periods of this study, which were designated as USGS Field Activity Numbers (FAN) 2014-323-FA (project ID 14CCT01), 2015-315-FA (project ID 15CCT02), 2016-331-FA (project ID 16CCT03), 2016-348-FA (project ID 16CCT04), and 2016-358-FA (project ID 16CCT07). Data products include: GPS-derived site locations and elevations; core photographs, logs, and x-radiographs; lithologic, radiochemical, elemental composition, stable isotopic composition, and radiocarbon data; and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata.

Note: This data release was versioned on April 28, 2020. Please see the Suggested Citation section for details.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
2014-323-FA
14CCT01_SiteInformation.zip
Station location, core lengths and water quality parameters for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
14CCT01_metadata.xml 14CCT01_metadata.txt 14CCT01_SiteInformation.zip
(61 KB)
14CCT01_XRF.zip
Elemental composition of the sediments by X-ray fluorescence for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_XRF.zip
(1.1 MB)
14CCT01_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(110 KB)
14CCT01_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_GrainSize.zip
(435 KB)
14CCT01_AlphaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data by alpha spectroscopy for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_AlphaSpectroscopy.zip
(46 KB)
14CCT01_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data by gamma spectroscopy for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
(99 KB)
14CCT01_ICP-AES.zip
Elemental composition of the sediments by atomic emission spectroscopy for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_ICP-AES.zip
(546 KB)
14CCT01_StableIsotopes.zip
Stable isotopic composition of the sediments for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_StableIsotopes.zip
(60 KB)
14CCT01_Radiocarbon.zip
Radiocarbon data for project ID 14CCT01 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_Radiocarbon.zip
(49 KB)
14CCT01_CoreLogs.zip
Sediment core logs for project ID 14CCT01 (.pdf)
Same as above Same as above 14CCT01_CoreLogs.zip
(5.0 MB)
2015-315-FA
15CCT02_SiteInformation.zip
Station location and water quality parameters for project ID 15CCT02 (.csv, .xlsx)
15CCT02_metadata.xml 15CCT02_metadata.txt 15CCT02_SiteInformation.zip
(44 KB)
15CCT02_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 15CCT02 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15CCT02_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(35 KB)
15CCT02_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 15CCT02 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15CCT02_GrainSize.zip
(212 KB)
15CCT02_AlphaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data by alpha spectroscopy for project ID 15CCT02 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15CCT02_AlphaSpectroscopy.zip
(31 KB)
2016-331-FA
16CCT03_SiteInformation.zip
Station location, core lengths and water quality parameters for project ID 16CCT03 (.csv, .xlsx)
16CCT03_metadata.xml 16CCT03_metadata.txt 16CCT03_SiteInformation.zip
(59 KB)
16CCT03_CTD.zip
CTD water column profiles for project ID 16CCT03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT03_CTD.zip
(93 KB)
16CCT03_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 16CCT03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT03_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(123 KB)
16CCT03_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 16CCT03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT03_GrainSize.zip
(538 KB)
16CCT03_AlphaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data by alpha spectroscopy for project ID 16CCT03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT03_AlphaSpectroscopy.zip
(80 KB)
16CCT03_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data by gamma spectroscopy for project ID 16CCT03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT03_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
(65 KB)
16CCT03_Radiocarbon.zip
Radiocarbon data for project ID 16CCT03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT03_Radiocarbon.zip
(51 KB)
16CCT03_CoreLogs.zip
Sediment core logs for project ID 16CCT03 (.pdf)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT03_CoreLogs.zip
(8.3 MB)
2016-348-FA
16CCT04_SiteInformation.zip
Station location for project ID 16CCT04 (.csv, .xlsx)
16CCT04_metadata.xml 16CCT04_metadata.txt 16CCT04_SiteInformation.zip
(33 KB)
16CCT04_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 16CCT04 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT04_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(32 KB)
16CCT04_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 16CCT04 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT04_GrainSize.zip
(168 KB)
2016-358-FA
16CCT07_SiteInformation.zip
Station location and core lengths for project ID 16CCT07 (.csv, .xlsx)
16CCT07_metadata.xml 16CCT07_metadata.txt 16CCT07_SiteInformation.zip
(37 KB)
16CCT07_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 16CCT07 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT07_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(78 KB)
16CCT07_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 16CCT07 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT07_GrainSize.zip
(268 KB)
16CCT07_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data by gamma spectroscopy for project ID 16CCT07 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16CCT07_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
(96 KB)
Supplemental Information
14CCT01_FieldLogs.pdf
Field logs for project ID 14CCT01
Not applicable Not applicable 14CCT01_FieldLogs.pdf
(451 KB)
15CCT02_FieldLogs.pdf
Field logs for project ID 15CCT02
Not applicable Not applicable 15CCT02_FieldLogs.pdf
(440 KB)
16CCT03_FieldLogs.zip
Field logs for project ID 16CCT03 (.pdf)
Not applicable Not applicable 16CCT03_FieldLogs.zip
(680 KB)

Labeled map showing Mississippi, Alabama, and the Mississippi Sound, with the study area in a red box.
Figure 1. Location of the study area (red box) for the Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines project in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi.

Suggested Citation

Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., McCloskey, T.A., Locker, S.D., Khan, N.S., and Smith, K.E.L., 2019, Sedimentary data from Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014–2016 (ver. 1.1, April 2020): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FO8R3Y.

First posted March 05, 2019
Revised April 28, 2020, ver. 1.1

Version History 1.1



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