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Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-030-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Cancelled

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):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Nitrate, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Velocity, nitrate, oxygen and other measurements.


Start Port/Location: West Falmouth Dock

End Port/Location: West Falmouth Dock

Start Date: 2010-06-14

End Date: 2010-06-18

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform, Mooring tripod, Temperature and salinity, Turbidity, Current, O2 sensor, SUNA nitrate sensor

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Patrick Dickhudt, Marinna Martini, Christine Sabens

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This submission is to reserve the Knob; more details as they become known.


West Falmouth Harbor, West Falmouth, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.61698 South: 41.5908 West: -70.6668 East: -70.63866




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)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
SUNA nitrate sensor --- Nitrate
O2 sensor --- Dissolved Oxygen
DGPS --- Navigation

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