USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-037-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kevin Kroeger

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Sandy Baldwin, Thomas Brooks, Adrian Green

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Metereology, Environmental Data: Temperature, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Environmental Data: Methane, Environmental Data: Radon, Environmental Data: CO2, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: Current

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To quantify the geochemical components, greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon storage in a tidal marsh system in three study sites, Sage Lot Pond, Hamblin Pond and Great Pond, Waquoit Bay and East Falmouth, Ma.


Start Date: 2013-06-10

Start Port/Location: Sage Lot Pond

End Date: 2013-08-30

End Port/Location: Sage Lot Pond

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Sensors - other mooring, Current, Pressure, Temperature and salinity, Turbidity, Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS), RAD7 radon detection instrument, Sensor - CO2, O2 sensor, ADCP

Information to be Derived: Time series data;Samples and chemical analysis;Suspended sediment concentrations;Laboratory sensor data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Continuous measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes, and discrete water sample collection over a complete tidal cycle in 3 estuarine creeks once per month. Time series data from deployed water quality sensors and ADCP. Total of 9 sampling events over this period.

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Thomas Brooks, Michael Casso, Neil Kamal Ganju, Adrian Green, John Pohlman

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This work is a continuation of Field Activity 2012-049-FA
Project = Greenhouse Gas Fluxes,


Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,

North: 41.58207 South: 41.54173 West: -70.5968 East: -70.48622


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Sensors - other mooring --- CTD
Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) --- Methane
RAD7 radon detection instrument --- Radon
Sensor - CO2 --- CO2
O2 sensor --- Dissolved Oxygen
ADCP --- Current