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Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-060-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems (LQ00G3S)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: Methane

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy ADCP at channel entrance and perform tidal-cycle studies to estimate fluxes of water and nutrients.


Start Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

Start Date: 2009-08-04

End Date: 2009-08-04

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Current, GPS - Handheld, Gas sampler

Information to be Derived: time series data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed instrument (8/4/09), checked instrument battery and mount (8/6/09).

Staff: Christopher Sherwood, Neil Kamal Ganju, Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Neil Ganju: hydrodynamic measurements, modeling; Chris Sherwood: hydrodynamic measurements, modeling; Jon Borden: deployment of acoustics; Sandy Baldwin: deployment of acoustics.
Project = National Community Sediment Transport: Pilot Model Applications, National Community Sediment Transport: Pilot Model Applications


Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.60832 South: 41.5985 West: -70.6489 East: -70.63754


photo of Dock


Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Thomas, J.A., Borden, J., Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E., Twomey, E., and Martini, M., 2011, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in West Falmouth Harbor and Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 2009-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1113, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
data from 2009-060-FA ( All data from West Falmouth Harbor studies in summer 2009, 2010, 2012)
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation
Gas sampler --- Dissolved Oxygen
Gas Hydrates
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2009-060-FA-NL-001 ( Sensor configuration notes.)

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