USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-026-FA

Other ID: T-26-08-CD

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Colman, USGS WRD-Northborough

Information Specialist(s): Sandy Baldwin

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Radon, Geochemical: Surveys, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Intercompare stationary resistivity with measured salinity from multisample wells at both low and high tides.


Start Date: 2008-05-29

Start Port/Location: Eastham, MA

End Date: 2008-05-29

End Port/Location: Eastham, MA

Equipment Used: Resistivity Profiler, Submersible pumps, RAD7 radon detection instrument, Piezometer, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected shore-perpendicular stationary resistivity data together with salinity, nutrient and radon data from piezometer samples from John Colman's multi-level wells.

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, John Bratton, Adrian Green, Carolyn Ruppel

Affiliate Staff:
John Colman - USGS WRD-Northborough

Project = Assessing Nitrogen: Western Long Island Sound, Assessing Nitrogen: Western Long Island Sound


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

North: 41.85 South: 41.83333 West: -69.9833 East: -69.96667


photo of Terrapin


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
Resistivity Profiler --- Resistivity
Submersible pumps --- Surveys
RAD7 radon detection instrument --- Radon
2008-026-FA-SC-001 ( Piezometer samples: 25 nutrient samples, 25 metals samples, and 23 radon samples)
Piezometer --- Conductivity
2008-026-FA-GC-001-01 ( Timesequence_5_29_08.xls spreadsheet: data analysis spreadsheet containing salinity readings and samples analysis.)
2008-026-FA-SC-001-01 ( Timesequence_5_29_08.xls spreadsheet: data analysis spreadsheet containing salinity readings and samples analysis.)
DGPS --- Navigation