USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-036-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Bratton

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Colman, USGS-WRD-MA/RI

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Sampling: Chemistry, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Install and sample multi-level groundwater samplers in shoreline transects on north shore of Salt Pond.


Start Date: 2006-10-18

Start Port/Location: Salt Pond, Eastham, MA

End Date: 2006-12-18

End Port/Location: Salt Pond, Eastham, MA

Equipment Used: Hydraulic drill, Temperature and salinity, Water sampler, Piezometer, GPS - Handheld

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: October 18, 2006, Bratton, Kroeger, Colman, Waite, and Lavoie installed 4 multi-level samplers (MLS) and partially install a 5th, approx. 4 m between each; October 19, Colman and Lavoie finished installation of 5th sampler started on 10/18; November 27, 2006, Kevin Kroeger and Sandy Baldwin collected samples with Colman and others for salinity, dissolved gases, nutrients, and DIC/DOC; December 7, 2006, 4 more MLS installed (one replaced a shallower one originally installed in October) for a total of 8 (transects of 6 and 2), Bratton, Green, Colman, Lavoie, 2 AmeriCorps volunteers (Wes, Katie), and Elena Colman; December 18, 2006, more sampling by Baldwin, Colman, and Elena Colman.

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, John Bratton, Adrian Green, Kevin Kroeger

Affiliate Staff:
John Colman
hydrologist; Andy Waite
technician; Amy Lavoie
intern; Elena Colman

Notes: Sample processing in fall/winter 2006-2007. Original Center People field contained: John Bratton, geochemist; Kevin Kroeger, geochemist; Adrian Green, technician; Sandy Baldwin, contract technician. Data Curator: John Colman.
Project = Coastal Groundwater Systems, Coastal Groundwater Systems


Salt Pond, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.85 South: 41.8 West: -69.974 East: -69.972


photo of Shore Dive
Shore Dive
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.

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
Hydraulic drill --- Geology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Piezometer --- Conductivity
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation