Document Type



Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics (CHSD)

Publication Date


Spatial Information

All samples contained within (37º39’N, 76º54’W), (37º16’N, 76º20’W), (37º8’N, 76º24’W), (37º34’N, 76º0’W)Tower Coordinates:Tower 1: Built November, 2008, destroyed during a winter storm 2015: (37º 20.506‘ N, -76º 37.475’ W)Tower 2: Rebuilt July, 2015, destroyed during a winter storm 2018: (37º 20.586‘ N, -76º 37.543’ W)This data was collected at Tower 2.


Dataset consists of data collected during a tower deployment of a Sequoia LISST 100-ST sensor in the surface waters to monitor suspended sediment concentrations and sizes.


LISST towers were deployed for a prolonged amount of time to monitor suspended sediment fluxes. Because the towers were deployed for longer periods of time, biofouling did occur. To combat biofouling, the LISSTs were treated with Interlux MicronCSC anti-fouling paint and all instrument bodies were wrapped in cellophane and electrical tape for easy removal of biofouling. There was no anti-fouling paint applied to the optical sensors of the LISST. It should be noted that data occurring closer to the start date of the deployment is more reliable than data collected later in the deployment. Any excessive biofouling of the tower should be listed in the logbook during retrieval.

List of folders:

• LISST – This folder includes all raw data from the tower deployment. If the data have been processed, MATLAB m-files for processing are also included.

• Logbook – Hand-written field notes and instrument setup documents. This file also contains the deployment log and set-up of tower instruments. All field notes and complications/observations are included here.



Sediment transport, suspended sediment, ADV, acoustic Doppler velocimeter, CTD, conductivity, temperature, dept, LISST

Associated Publications

Master Sampling Spreadsheet and Timeline for MUDBED Project

Tripod Deployment: YR150821 to YR151202, ADV, Clay Bank, York River Virginia

Publication Statement

Grace M. Massey ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7936-1586

Kelsey A. Fall ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5496-433X

Carl T. Friedrichs ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1810-900X


NSF grants OCE-0536572, OCE-1061781, and OCE-1459708