USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-067-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): John Bratton, John Crusius, Kevin Kroeger, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Adrian Green

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Nitrate, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect surface water samples in W. Falmouth Harbor for analysis of nutrients, dissolved greenhouse gases and radon. Collect continuous discharge, nitrate and salinity measurements at Mashapaquit Creek.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2009-09-17

Start Port/Location: Town Dock, W. Falmouth Harbor, W. Falmouth, MA

End Date: 2009-09-22

End Port/Location: Town Dock, W. Falmouth Harbor, W. Falmouth, MA

Equipment Used: SUNA nitrate sensor, YSI multiparameter sonde, Water sampler, GPS (wh), ADCP

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected surface water samples in W. Falmouth Harbor for analysis of nutrients, dissolved greenhouse gases and radon. Dissolved gases and radon samples were analyzed immediately. Nutrient samples were given to WHOI for analysis. Continuous discharge, nitrate, depth, temperature and salinity measurements were recorded at Mashapaquit Creek. Continuous radon, salinity and temperature measurements were recorded from a fixed raft in W. Falmouth Harbor.

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, John Bratton, Thomas Brooks, Michael Casso, John Crusius, Neil Kamal Ganju, Adrian Green, Kevin Kroeger, Marinna Martini, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Work was divided into 2 separate trips, one on 9/17-9/18/09 and one on 9/22/09. Original Center People field contained: Mashapaquit Creek sampling - Kevin Kroeger, John Crusius, John Bratton, Sandy Baldwin, Wally Brooks; ADCP and nitrate measurements - Neil Ganju, Chris Sherwood, Marinna Martini; surface water sampling - Adrian Green, Michael Casso.
Project = Assessing Nitrogen: Western Long Island Sound, Assessing Nitrogen: Western Long Island Sound

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Terrapin
Terrapin
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On Foot

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SUNA nitrate sensor --- Nitrate
2009-067-FA-OM-002 ( Continuous measurements of nitrate from Mashapaquit Creek bridge)
2009-067-FA-OM-002-01 ( Mashapaquit Creek nitrates analysis)
YSI multiparameter sonde --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
ORP
Temperature
pH
Water sampler --- Chemistry
2009-067-FA-SC-001 ( Surface water samples from W. Falmouth Harbor: to be analyzed for nutrients)
2009-067-FA-SC-002 ( Surface water samples from W. Falmouth Harbor and Mashapaquit Ck. bridge: to be analyzed for greenhouse gases)
2009-067-FA-SC-003 ( Surface water samples from W. Falmouth Harbor and Mashapaquit Ck. bridge: to be analyzed for radon)
2009-067-FA-SC-002-01 ( Greenhouse gases analysis of W. Falmouth Harbor surface water samples)
2009-067-FA-SC-003-01 ( Radon analysis of W. Falmouth Harbor surface water samples)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
ADCP --- Current
2009-067-FA-OM-003 ( Continuous measurements of water velocity on Mashapaquit Creek)
2009-067-FA-OM-003-01 ( Mashapaquit Creek ADCP summary)