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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-038-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Biogeochemistry, groundwater monitoring, and environmental assessment (LQ000I4)

Principal Investigator(s): Meagan Eagle

Affiliate Investigator(s): Priya Ganguli, WHOI Rose Martin, URI Sophie Chu, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Meagan Eagle

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: Nutrients, Environmental Data: ORP, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: Sediment Properties, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect pore water and surface water samples, marsh cores and time-series water quality and flow data from Sage Lot Pond to examine environmental geochemistry and health of the estuary.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2015-04-17

End Date: 2015-04-17

Equipment Used: YSI multiparameter sonde, Other, ADCP, Sensor - turbidity, Visual navigation, Push corer (wh), Pore water sampling, Water sampler

Information to be Derived: Geochemistry

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected pore-water and surface-water samples to be used for nutrient analyses. Grain-size, carbon content. Water quality, flow data.

Staff: Sandra Brosnahan, Michael Casso, Adrian Green, Jennifer O'keefe Suttles, Daniel Roberts

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Field activity is part of an ongoing investigation and environmental monitoring program in Sage Lot Pond.


Sage Lot Pond, Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States

North: 41.56164657 South: 41.54790461 West: -70.5223 East: -70.5006218


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Brooks, T.W., Eagle, M., Kroeger, K.D., Mann, A.G., Wang, Z.A., Ganju, N.K., O'Keefe Suttles, J.A., Brosnahan, S.M., Chu, S.N., Song, S., Pohlman, J.W., Casso, M., Tamborski, J.J., Morkeski, K., Carey, J.C., Ganguli, P.M., Williams, O.L., and Kurtz, A.C., 2021, Geochemical data supporting investigation of solute and particle cycling and fluxes from two tidal wetlands on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2012-19 (ver. 2.0, October 2022): U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Mann, A.G., O'Keefe Suttles, J.A., Gonneea, M.E., Brosnahan, S.M., Brooks, T.W., Wang, Z.A., Ganju, N.K., and Kroeger, K.D., 2019, Time-series of biogeochemical and flow data from a tidal salt-marsh creek, Sage Lot Pond, Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts (2012-2016): U.S. Geological Survey data release,

O'Keefe Suttles, J.A., Eagle, M.J., Martin, R.M., Moseman-Valtierra, S., and Kroeger, K.D., 2022, Static chamber gas fluxes and carbon and nitrogen isotope content of age-dated sediment cores from a Phragmites wetland in Sage Lot Pond, Massachusetts, 2013-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
YSI multiparameter sonde --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
Other --- --- ---
ADCP --- Current
Sensor - turbidity --- Turbidity
Visual navigation --- Navigation
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Pore water sampling --- Chemistry
Water sampler --- Chemistry

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