USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-040-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, Eastham, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Radon, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground/surface water sampling.


Start Date: 2004-06-28

Start Port/Location: Salt Pond, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA

End Date: 2004-07-02

End Port/Location: Salt Pond, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA

Equipment Used: Piezometer, RAD7 radon detection instrument, RAD H2O, RAD aqua, YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sampled groundwater and channel water (to Nauset Marsh). Estimating groundwater discharge rates as summarized in on-line publication below (still in press, but permanently accessible).

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, John Crusius, Dirk Koopmans, Sarah Kelsey, Lyndsey Ryckman

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI staff: Matt Charette
Kevin Kroeger
Adam Rago

Notes: Paper in review. Final version likely to be out at the end of March or beginning of April, 2005.

Location Map:


photo of CCNS Boats
CCNS Boats


Bratton, J.F., 2007, The importance of shallow confining units to submarine groundwater flow, in Sanford, W., Langevin, C., Polemio, M., and Povinec, P., eds., A New Focus on Groundwater-Seawater Interactions: International Association of Hydrological Sciences, v. 312.

Bratton, J.F., 2010, The three scales of submarine groundwater flow and discharge across passive continental margins: The Journal of Geology, v. 118 no. 5, doi: 10.1086/655114.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Piezometer --- Conductivity
RAD7 radon detection instrument --- Radon
RAD H2O --- Radon
RAD aqua --- Radon
YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth) --- Conductivity