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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-040-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Crusius

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Radon, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground/surface water sampling.


Start Port/Location: Salt Pond, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA

End Port/Location: Salt Pond, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA

Start Date: 2004-06-28

End Date: 2004-07-02

Equipment Used: Piezometer, RAD7 radon detection instrument, RAD H2O, RAD aqua, YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sampled groundwater and channel water (to Nauset Marsh). Estimating groundwater discharge rates as summarized in on-line publication below (still in press, but permanently accessible).

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, John Crusius, Dirk Koopmans, Sarah Kelsey, Lyndsey Ryckman

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI staff: Matt Charette
Kevin Kroeger
Adam Rago

Notes: Paper in review. Final version likely to be out at the end of March or beginning of April, 2005.


Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, Eastham, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.85 South: 41.75 West: -70 East: -69.95


CCNS Boats


Bratton, J.F., 2007, The importance of shallow confining units to submarine groundwater flow, in Sanford, W., Langevin, C., Polemio, M., and Povinec, P., eds., A New Focus on Groundwater-Seawater Interactions: International Association of Hydrological Sciences, v. 312.

Bratton, J.F., 2010, The three scales of submarine groundwater flow and discharge across passive continental margins: The Journal of Geology, v. 118 no. 5, doi: 10.1086/655114.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Piezometer --- Conductivity
RAD7 radon detection instrument --- Radon
RAD H2O --- Radon
RAD aqua --- Radon
YSI600XLM multiparameter sonde (S, T, depth) --- Conductivity

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