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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-006-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): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy bottom platform


Start Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

End Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

Start Date: 2016-02-10

End Date: 2016-05-20

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, DGPS, Sample containers

Information to be Derived: wave heights, tidal elevations

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: oceanographic observations collected to quantify nearshore currents, waves, pressure temperature

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Nicholas Dicosmo, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mooring #1063 will be set.


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 Jamie Hanna
Jamie Hanna


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)
1063 (Platform containing multiple oceanographic sensors )
DGPS --- Navigation
Sample containers --- Biology

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