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Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-017-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Bratton

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ron Paulsen and Jonathan Wanless (SCDHS); Kevin Kroeger and John Crusius (USGS-Woods Hole, not in the field); Chris Schubert (USGS-WRD, not in the field); Henry Bokuniewicz (not in the field, Stony Brook University)

Information Specialist(s): Sandy Baldwin

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Geochemical: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Submarine groundwater sampling, Great South Bay, Long Island.


Start Port/Location: Patchogue, NY

End Port/Location: Patchogue, NY

Start Date: 2010-06-21

End Date: 2010-06-25

Equipment Used: Resistivity Profiler, Piezometer, Digital camera, Push corer (wh), Trident subsurface porewater conductivity probe, Field water quality meters , Submersible pumps, GPS (wh), Temperature and salinity

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Groundwater samples were collected for dissolved metals, inorganic carbon, organic carbon, pharmaceuticals, and nutrients. Samples were collected from 14 onshore wells in Patchogue by USGS-WRD, 4 temporary offshore wells and piezometers in a shore-perpendicular transect (35 total offshore groundwater samples), 1 surface water site, and 20 temporary onshore piezometers (12 in unsewered Patchogue and 8 in sewered Babylon/Islip). Eight short sediment cores (~20-120 cm) were also collected in the Patchogue Bay area from the SCDHS barge. SCDHS personnel collected data along ~8-10 shore-perpendicular stationary electrical resistivity lines near the sediment coring sites, and collected subsurface Trident probe measurements of porewater conductivity in a transect in the vicinity of the temporary offshore wells. SCDHS personnel also collected sample splits for analysis of a variety of pollutants (e.g., pesticides, herbicides, volatile organic compounds) from low-salinity intervals in the offshore Patchogue piezometer closest to shore. The Stony Brook University student (Young) also collected sample splits for various analyses from the onshore wells sampled by USGS-WRD (Abbene).

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Thomas Brooks, Michael Casso, Adrian Green

Affiliate Staff:
Jonathan Wanless
Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services (SCDHS); Irene Abbene
USGS-WRD-NYWSC; Caitlin Young
Stony Brook University; Frankie Basile
Ralph Milito
Neal Stark
Mario Velasquez
Luis Velasquez

Notes: Sampling sites along north shore of bay, in Patchogue Bay area and in Babylon/Islip area.
Project = Characterizing Sub-South Bay, Characterizing Sub-South Bay


Great South Bay, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.76806 South: 40.61395 West: -73.3942 East: -72.84485





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Resistivity Profiler --- Resistivity
Piezometer --- Conductivity
Digital camera --- Photo
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Trident subsurface porewater conductivity probe --- Conductivity
Field water quality meters --- Chemistry
Submersible pumps --- Surveys
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Temperature and salinity --- CTD

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