Posted on June 25, 2013 by Gordan Buckingham
This was my second to last field day. Near low tide I took conductivity and temperature measurements all along the front of the valley. The results were about what I expected: colder temperatures and lower conductivity near the stream outlets. There was nothing unexpected in the results, but the data was worth collecting. One problem I have run into is measurements in the same area at the same time of day can be different, due to the choppy surf. I picked up a Levelogger measuring conductivity I put at the outlet of the stream channel. The point it was at does not seem to be affected very much by the tide.
One more day of some field work tomorrow and then I’ll have two days to finish my processing and work on my paper and presentation.