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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-050-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): Matt Charette (WHOI)

Information Specialist(s): Dirk Koopmans

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Radon, Geochemical: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Initial deployment of radon mapping system on Sep. 30th.


Start Port/Location: Waquoit Bay, MA

End Port/Location: Waquoit Bay, MA

Start Date: 2004-09-30

End Date: 2004-09-30

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Submersible pumps, Digital camera, RAD7 radon detection instrument, YSI Sound velocity CTD (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Measured radon activities and salinities from surface waters, with a goal of identifying groundwater discharge sites.

Staff: John Bratton, John Crusius, Sarah Kelsey, Dirk Koopmans

Affiliate Staff:
Matt Charette
Meagan Gonneae (WHOI)

Notes: USGS vessel R/V RAFAEL used for 1 day, Sep. 30th. Original Center People field contained: boat driver; John Crusius; John Bratton; Dirk Koopmans; Sarah Kelsey.
Project = Atlantic Coastal Groundwater, Atlantic Coastal Groundwater


Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.58333 South: 41.55 West: -70.55 East: -70.5


photo of Rafael


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.

Crusius, J., Bratton, John, and Charette, Matt, 2005, Putting radon to work; identifying coastal ground-water discharge sites: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1381, 2 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
RAD7 radon detection instrument --- Radon
Submersible pumps --- Surveys
YSI Sound velocity CTD (wh) --- CTD
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-050-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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