Tidal Creek Import/Export

We continued our tidal creek import/export measurements during the 2017 field season.  We’ve measured the tidal exchange of materials (water, sediment, carbon, nutrients) several times at high-elevation and low-elevation marsh sites, to understand if marsh geomorphology influences the exchange of these materials.

Eric installs sampling equipment at low tide at the start of an import/export measurement.

Kristen operated the ADCP to measure the volume of water on the flooding tide.

High tide floods the marsh surface, complicating our work!


Jelly joins us for an import/export measurement.

Everyone takes a well-earned swim to cool off at the end of the day.