USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-011-FA

Other ID: L-1-08-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: West Falmouth Harbor, Mashapaquit Creek, West Falmouth, Massachusetts, Buzzards Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius, Kevin Kroeger

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): John Crusius

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collection of water and gas samples for on-going methods testing for greenhouse gas analyses.


Start Date: 2008-04-08

Start Port/Location: West Falmouth, MA

End Date: 2008-04-08

End Port/Location: West Falmouth, MA

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Water sampler

Information to be Derived: Process information for gas chromatograph methods development.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 37 surface water samples collected at Mashapaquit Creek from a Niskin grab and preserved for lab analyses of dissolved nitrous oxide and methane by gas chromatograph.

Staff: Laura Erban, Adrian Green

Affiliate Staff:

Project = Greenhouse Gas Fluxes at the Land/Sea Margin - Venture Capital Fund, Greenhouse Gas Fluxes at the Land/Sea Margin - Venture Capital Fund

Location Map:


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler --- Biology
Water sampler --- Chemistry
2008-011-FA-SC-001 ( Surface water samples: Methods Testing, 08 Apr 08, Gas Chromatograph)
2008-011-FA-SC-001-01 ( Analysis of surface water samples: Methods Testing, 08 Apr 08, Gas Chromatograph.)
2008-011-FA-SC-001-02 ( Methods Testing Summary document: write-up (unpublished, for in-house use) of methods testing procedures.)