USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-043-FA

Other ID: T-43-08-NB

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius

Affiliate Investigator(s): Prof. Pengfei Zhang, CCNY, and Prof. Henry Bokuniewicz, Stony Brook University

Information Specialist(s): Sandy Baldwin

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: ORP, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: Radon

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Piezometer sampling in Manhasset and Northport areas of Long Island (adjacent to Long Island Sound). Fall follow-up of May 2008 effort (field activity number 08007).


Start Date: 2008-10-19

Start Port/Location: Manhasset, NY

End Date: 2008-10-31

End Port/Location: Northport, NY

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Piezometer, YSI multiparameter sonde, RAD7 radon detection instrument

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Piezometer samples collected from both Manhasset Bay and Northport Harbor. This included abbreviated shore-perpendicular sampling in each location and modest distributed sampling in Manhasset only. Also radon time series was generated from Manhasset only.

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, John Bratton, Michael Casso, John Crusius, Adrian Green, Kevin Kroeger, Thomas Brooks

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 2 teams, each away for 6 days. Original Center People field contained: John Crusius, co-chief; John Bratton, co-chief; Kevin Kroeger, co-chief; Adrian Green, field sampling; Sandy Baldwin, field sampling; Michael Casso, field sampling; Wallace Brooks, field sampling.
Project = Reimbursement: Characterizing Sub. - South Bay, Reimbursement: Characterizing Sub. - South Bay


Manhasset Bay, Northport Harbor, Long Island, Long Island Sound, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.91667 South: 40.81667 West: -73.7333 East: -73.33333


photo of Terrapin



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Piezometer --- Conductivity
2008-043-FA-SC-001 ( Piezometer samples from Great South Bay, Manhasset Bay and Northport Harbor: 127 DOC, 120 CH4/N20, 135 nutrients, 132 metals, 130 N15, 80 radon, and 256 MIMS samples.)
2008-043-FA-SC-001-01 ( Excel spreadsheets: 3 spreadsheets (1 for each study area) containing all geochemical field readings and samples analyses.)
YSI multiparameter sonde --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
RAD7 radon detection instrument --- Radon
2008-043-FA-GC-001-01 ( Excel spreadsheets: 3 spreadsheets (1 for each study area) containing all geochemical field readings and samples analyses.)