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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-077-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Barrier Evolution (MN00F1F)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Measure changes in Sandwich Beach


Start Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

End Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

Start Date: 2015-12-21

End Date: 2016-01-20

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, 35 mm camera, RTK, Spectra Precision SP80, Sample containers

Information to be Derived: Beach morphology, wave heights, tidal elevations

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This activity encompasses a lot of trips to the site to monitor changes in the beach. Pairs of pressure sensors were deployed during storms to capture overwash events.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Sandra Brosnahan, Michael Casso, Nicholas Dicosmo, Barry Irwin, Ellyn Montgomery, Eric Moore, Alexander Nichols, Daniel Nowacki, Christopher Sherwood, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This FA covers multiple trips to Sandwich Town Neck Beach.

Complementary data from the offshore platform (1063) is in 2016-006-FA.


Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 41.78503467 South: 41.73478262 West: -70.4908 East: -70.42205817


photo of on foot
on foot


Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E.T., Suttles, S.E. and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic, Atmospheric and Water-Quality Measurements Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Massachusetts, 2016,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
owash_2016 (pressure measurements from the overwash zone during winter storms)
35 mm camera --- Photo
RTK --- Transects
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation
Sample containers --- Biology

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