USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-017-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius

Affiliate Investigator(s): Patti Rafferty, NPS

Information Specialist(s): Dirk Koopmans

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: Radon

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect seed data (radon and resistivity) on submarine groundwater discharge adjacent to Fire Island and Long Island for full proposal.


Start Date: 2006-05-31

Start Port/Location: Patchogue, NY

End Date: 2006-06-02

End Port/Location: Patchogue, NY

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), RAD7 radon detection instrument

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Reconnaissance data only for purpose of submitting a proposal (which was funded, so it paid off!). Real data to be collected in 2008, 2009 and possibly 2010.

Staff: John Crusius, Dirk Koopmans

Affiliate Staff:
NPS boat driver (Patti Rafferty)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: John Crusius, Chief Scientist; Dirk Koopmans, Contract Technician.


Watch Hill area, Fire Island, Great South Bay, Long Island, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41 South: 40.5 West: -73.5 East: -72.5


photo of Small Boat
Small Boat


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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
RAD7 radon detection instrument --- Radon