USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-037-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: West Falmouth Harbor, Snug Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Laura Erban

Data Type(s): Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Anchored platform for Rad7 detector in West Falmouth Harbor.


Start Date: 2006-07-03

Start Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Date: 2006-07-07

End Port/Location: West Falmouth, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, Water sampler

Information to be Derived: radioisotopic tracers;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Between July 3 and 7, an anchored raft was deployed in Snug Harbor as a platform for a RAD7 and attached water sampling gear (41.60712N, -70.63678W). This setup provided continuous measurements (twice per hour) of water-column radon activity over the course of many tidal cycles.

Staff: John Crusius, Laura Erban, Dirk Koopmans, Max Nepstad

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Related field activities:,,,
Project = Ground water coastal aquifers, Ground water coastal aquifers

Location Map:


photo of WHSC Raft


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Water sampler --- Chemistry