Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: West Falmouth Harbor, Snug Harbor, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius
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.
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
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.
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.