Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: West Falmouth Harbor, Snug Harbor, Falmouth, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius
Information Specialist(s): John Crusius
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: ORP, Environmental Data: Radon, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: pH, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Radon mapping and discrete water sampling in West Falmouth Harbor corroborated by infrared fly-over to detect low-temperature groundwater discharge organized with collaborator Ann Giblin, MBL.
Start Date: 2006-08-09
Start Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA
End Date: 2006-08-10
End Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA
Equipment Used: RAD7 radon detection instrument, YSI multiparameter sonde, Digital camera, GPS (wh)
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mapping of water-column radon activity throughout all of West Falmouth Harbor took place on two consecutive days on August 9 and 10, each time covering a large portion of the harbor during a low spring tide and with the same equipment setup as on July 7. No discrete radon samples were collected during this field effort, but 15 water-column samples were collected and filtered for later radium analyses using a bilge pump to pull water into containers carried aboard an MBL owned and operated boat. This event was coordinated with simultaneous thermal imaging conducted from a small aircraft (carried out during the afternoon of August 10 by scientists from the EPA Narragansett Bay lab).
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/2006/06025/, http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/data/2006/06037/. Original Center People field contained: Dirk Koopmans; Laura Erban; Max Nepstad; Diomaris Padilla; John Crusius; Dann Blackwood (TERRAPIN driver).
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.