Geochemical data supporting investigation of solute and particle cycling and fluxes from two tidal wetlands on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2012-19 (ver. 2.0, October 2022)
Assessment of geochemical cycling within tidal wetlands and measurement of fluxes of dissolved and particulate constituents between wetlands and coastal water bodies are critical to evaluating ecosystem function, service, and status. The U.S. Geological Survey and collaborators collected surface water and porewater geochemical data from a tidal wetland located on the eastern shore of Sage Lot Pond in Mashpee, Massachusetts, within the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, between 2012 and 2019. Additional porewater geochemical and field data from a tidal wetland on the eastern shore of Great Pond in East Falmouth, MA are also included. These data can be used to evaluate biogeochemical conditions and cycling of carbon and other elements within the marsh platform and to calculate lateral tidal exchange fluxes of a suite of dissolved and particulate constituents between the wetland and estuary. Analytes include but are not limited to: dissolved oxygen, oxidation reduction potential, pH, salinity, dissolved and particulate organic and inorganic carbon, stable carbon isotopic ratios, nitrogen species, phosphate, silica, dissolved methane and nitrous oxide gas, trace elements, radium isotopes, alkalinity, and sulfide. Much of the surface water data at Sage Lot Pond was collected from the mouth of a tidal creek across full-tidal (12 to 14 hour) timeseries sampling events at 0.5 to 2-hour intervals at different points in the spring/ neap cycle and season. Porewater samples were collected at multiple depths (9 to 245 centimeters) in transects extending across the marsh platform at different times in the season between 2014 and 2019. Sage Lot Pond creek data are concurrent with extended time-series measurement of water quality and flow data measured with deployed sensors in the tidal creek (Mann and others, 2019), and with carbonate chemistry data measured at the site (Wang and others, 2019, 2020).
Related external resources:
Chu, S.N., Wang, Z.A., Gonneea, M.E., Kroeger, K.D. and Ganju, N.K., 2018, Deciphering the dynamics of inorganic carbon export from intertidal salt marshes using high-frequency measurements: Marine Chemistry, 206, pp.7-18, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2018.08.005
Mann, A.G., O'Keefe Suttles, J.A., Gonneea, M.E., Brosnahan, S.M., Brooks, T.W., Wang, Z.A., Ganju, N.K., and Kroeger, K.D., 2019, Time-series of biogeochemical and flow data from a tidal salt-marsh creek, Sage Lot Pond, Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts (2012-2016): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9STIROQ
Song, S., Wang, Z.A., Gonneea, M.E., Kroeger, K.D., Chu, S.N., Li, D. and Liang, H., 2020, An important biogeochemical link between organic and inorganic carbon cycling: Effects of organic alkalinity on carbonate chemistry in coastal waters influenced by intertidal salt marshes: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 275, pp.123-139, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.02.013
Tamborski, J., Eagle, M., Kurylyk, B.L., Kroeger, K.D., Wang, Z.A., Henderson, P., and Charette, M.A., 2021, Porewater exchange driven inorganic carbon export from intertidal salt marshes: Limnology and Oceanography, https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11721
Wang, Z.A., Kroeger, K.D., Ganju, N.K., Gonneea, M.E. and Chu, S.N., 2016, Intertidal salt marshes as an important source of inorganic carbon to the coastal ocean: Limnology and Oceanography, 61(5), pp.1916-1931, https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10347
Wang, Z., Kroeger, K., Gonneea, M., 2019, Discrete bottle sample measurements for carbonate chemistry from samples collected in the Sage Lot Pond salt marsh tidal creek in Waquoit Bay, MA from 2012 to 2015: Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). (Version 1) Version Date 2019-05-23, https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.768577.1
Wang, Z., Song, S., Gonneea, M., Kroeger, K., 2020, Discrete bottle sample measurements for carbonate chemistry, organic alkalinity and organic carbon from samples collected in Waquoit Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA in 2016: Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). (Version 1) Version Date 2020-02-25, https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.794163.1
Data collected between 2012 and 2016 are associated with the following USGS field activities:
Additional information for the field activities (2012-2016) associated with this dataset can be acquired from the field activity landing page, by prepending https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan
= to the field activity number, e.g., https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2012-013-FA
. Additional porewater data collections in 2018 and 2019 do not have corresponding USGS field activity numbers since those sampling efforts were carried out by coauthors affiliated with an outside institution.