USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-060-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Methane, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy ADCP at channel entrance and perform tidal-cycle studies to estimate fluxes of water and nutrients.


Start Date: 2009-08-04

Start Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Date: 2009-08-04

End Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

Equipment Used: Gas sampler, Current

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed instrument (8/4/09), checked instrument battery and mount (8/6/09).

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Jonathan Borden, Neil Kamal Ganju, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Neil Ganju: hydrodynamic measurements, modeling; Chris Sherwood: hydrodynamic measurements, modeling; Jon Borden: deployment of acoustics; Sandy Baldwin: deployment of acoustics.
Project = National Community Sediment Transport: Pilot Model Applications, National Community Sediment Transport: Pilot Model Applications


Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.60832 South: 41.5985 West: -70.6489 East: -70.63754


photo of Dock


Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Thomas, J.A., Borden, J., Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E., Twomey, E., and Martini, M., 2011, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in West Falmouth Harbor and Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 2009-2010: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Gas sampler --- Dissolved Oxygen
Gas Hydrates
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2009-060-FA-NL-001 ( Sensor configuration notes.)