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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-018-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): Melanie Hayn , MBL/Cornell

Information Specialist(s): Christopher Sherwood

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 2 tide gauges to complement mapping, 1094 & 1095


Start Port/Location: West Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: West Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2017-04-19

End Date: 2017-05-05

Equipment Used: Real Time Kinematic GPS, Pressure

Information to be Derived: water surface elevations

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: the sensors were deployed and collected data for 2+ months

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Sandra Brosnahan, Eric Marsjanik, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-027-FA. The tide gauges will be Mooring IDs 1094 and 1095.

Also see 2017-024-FA and 2017-041-FA.

The data from this deployment is at:


West Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts,United States

North: 41.61076464 South: 41.5974726 West: -70.6555 East: -70.63402176


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Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Brosnahan, S.M and Suttles, S.E., 2017, Water level measurements collected in West Falmouth Harbor, MA, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
WFAL_17 pressure data (pressure data from 2 sites in west Falmouth Harbor)

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