USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-025-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):

Information Specialist(s): Laura Erban

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Radon, Geochemical: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Radon mapping and radon discrete water column sampling to assess groundwater discharge.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2006-07-07

Start Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Date: 2006-07-07

End Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

Equipment Used: RAD7 radon detection instrument, YSI Sound velocity CTD (wh), Niskin water sampler, Submersible pumps, Digital camera, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mapping of water-column radon activity took place in Snug Harbor on July 7 aboard a slow-moving skiff equipped with RAD7 radon detectors and a YSI sonde interfaced to a laptop computer. This effort focused on both a low-tide and high-tide circumnavigation on that day. Simultaneously, discrete water samples (14 during the low-tide and only 11 during the high-tide due to logistical difficulties) were collected for subsequent radon analysis, jointly by kayakers using a peristaltic pump to take surface water and by people in the radon mapping vessel who used a Niskin bottle to this same end.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, John Crusius, Laura Erban, Dirk Koopmans, Max Nepstad, Diomaris Padilla

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Related field activities: http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/data/2006/06020/, http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/data/2006/06021/, http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/data/2006/06026/, http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/data/2006/06037/. Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, TERRAPIN driver; Dirk Koopmans, sampling; Laura Erban, sampling; John Crusius, sampling from kayak; Diomarius Padilla, sampling from kayak; Max Nepstad, sampling from kayak.
Project = Ground-water coastal aquifers, Ground-water coastal aquifers

Location:

West Falmouth Harbor, Snug Harbor, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 41.61 South: 41.59 West: -70.65 East: -70.63

Platform(s):

photo of Terrapin
Terrapin
photo of Kayak
Kayak

Publications

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
RAD7 radon detection instrument --- Radon
YSI Sound velocity CTD (wh) ---
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
Submersible pumps --- Surveys
Digital camera --- Photo
2006-025-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation