USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-040-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): Dirk Koopmans

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Geochemical: Surveys, Environmental Data: Metereology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Measure submarine groundwater discharge in Salt Pond inlet using new eddy correlation approach. ADV and CT will be deployed together during night-time falling tides, while observations (temperature and salinity) of groundwater endmember will be made using a piezometer/peristaltic pump/CT sensor set-up.


Start Date: 2006-09-25

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 2006-09-28

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Norteck ADV, Trident subsurface porewater conductivity probe, Piezometer, Temperature and salinity, Submersible pumps, Sensors - other mooring

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 3 3-hr deployments were conducted during falling tides (ending at low tide). We collected continuous current, temperature and salinity data at a location 6 m from shore and ~5 cm above the subsurface of the 50 m-wide Salt Pond inlet channel, and made point measurements of the subsurface conditions during each deployment using a piezometer/peristaltic pump/CT sensor set-up.

Staff: John Crusius, Laura Erban, Dirk Koopmans

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Berg (PI
University of Virginia)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dirk Koopmans and Laura Erban (field work); John Crusius (PI).


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

North: 41.83417 South: 41.8 West: -69.9697 East: -69.9


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On Foot


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.

Crusius, J., Berg, Peter, Koopmans, Dirk J., and Erban, Laura, 2008, Eddy correlation measurements of submarine groundwater discharge: Marine Chemistry, v. 109 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2007.12.004.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Norteck ADV --- Current
Trident subsurface porewater conductivity probe --- Conductivity
Piezometer --- Conductivity
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Submersible pumps --- Surveys
Sensors - other mooring --- CTD
Mooring (physical oceanography)