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Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-080-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover ADCP at channel entrance.


Start Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Port/Location: West Falmouth Harbor, MA

Start Date: 2009-09-30

End Date: 2009-09-30

Equipment Used: Current

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 15-min side-looking ADCP velocity data were collected at the entrance to West Falmouth Harbor. Tidal-cycle ADCP velocity surveys (WRD) were also collected, to help develop a continuous time-series of tidal water flow in and out of West Falmouth Harbor.

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Patrick Dickhudt, Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: - This activity is based on Field Activity 09060. Original Center People field contained: Neil Ganju: hydrodynamic measurements, modeling; Dann Blackwood: recovery of acoustics; Pat Dickhudt: recovery of acoustics; Sandy Baldwin: recovery of acoustics.
Project = Benthic Habitats: Geological and Biological Studies, Benthic Habitats: Geological and Biological Studies


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
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2009-080-FA-OM-002-01 ( ADCP Transects Summary: original, edited and averaged times, flows and directions.)
2009-080-FA-NL-001 ( ADCP log files)
2009-080-FA-OM-001 ( ADCP data: 15-min. side-looking ADCP velocity data collected at the entrance to W. Falmouth Harbor.)
2009-080-FA-OM-002 ( ADCP data: tidal-cycle ADCP velocity surveys collected for WRD.)

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