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Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-018-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): John Colman, WRD

Information Specialist(s): Adrian Green

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Geochemical: Surveys

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sampling multi-level groundwater samplers in shoreline transects on north shore of Salt Pond for geochemical parameters, collection of DOC/DIC and N2/Ar samples.


Start Port/Location: Salt Pond, Eastham, MA

End Port/Location: Salt Pond, Eastham, MA

Start Date: 2007-04-26

End Date: 2007-04-30

Equipment Used: Temperature and salinity, Submersible pumps

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: We collected in the range of 100 groundwater samples at the land/sea interface. Colman (WRD) had nutrient analyses conducted. Our group sent DOC/DIC samples to Univ. California, Davis Stable Isotope Facility. In addition, we analyzed N2 and Ar gas concentrations by membrane inlet mass spectrometry.

Staff: Laura Erban, Adrian Green, Kevin Kroeger

Affiliate Staff:
John Colman
hydrologist; Luke
technician; Jill

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Adrian Green, technician; Kevin Kroeger, geochemist; Laura Erban, technician.


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

North: 41.85 South: 41.8 West: -69.974 East: -69.972


photo of Shore Dive
Shore Dive
photo of Small Boat
Small Boat


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
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Submersible pumps --- Surveys

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