USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-012-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Ninigret Pond, Charlestown Breachway, Rhode Island Coastal Ponds, Rhode Island, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): John Bratton, John Crusius

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Masterson, WRD

Information Specialist(s): John Bratton

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Electrical resistivity surveying of Ninigret Pond to detect sub-estuarine fresh groundwater; CHIRP seismic survey to image basal Holocene reflector.


Start Date: 2004-01-13

Start Port/Location: Ninigret Pond, Charlestown Breachway, RI

End Date: 2004-01-13

End Port/Location: Ninigret Pond, Charlestown Breachway, RI

Equipment Used: Resistivity Profiler, Boomer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Weather was extremely cold. Access to full pond was limited by ice; offshore surveys cancelled due to rough seas.

Staff: John Bratton, John Crusius

Affiliate Staff:
John Masterson - PI
USGS-WRD-MA/RI; Eric White
resistivity and seismic surveying; Brad Moran
professor; Andrea Houghan
graduate student; Rob Smith
boat driver

Notes: Original Center People field contained: John Bratton - PI; John Crusius - PI.
Project = Atlantic Coastal Ground Water, Atlantic Coastal Ground Water

Location Map:


photo of Haeni


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Resistivity Profiler --- Resistivity
Boomer --- Boomer