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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-015-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, Kevin Kroeger

Affiliate Investigator(s): Sophie Chu, WHOI Aleck Wang, 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, Time Series: Geochemical Monitoring

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: 2016-04-08

End Date: 2016-11-30

Equipment Used: YSI EXO2 Multi-parameter Sonde, YSI multiparameter sonde, Other, SonTek-IQ Plus current meter, Sensor - turbidity, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Push corer (wh), Pore water sampling, Water sampler, Other

Information to be Derived: Geochemistry

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Surface water and pore-water sample collections, sediment coring, elevation information, time-series sensor datalogging

Staff: Meagan Eagle, Sandra Brosnahan, Adrian Mann, Jennifer O'keefe Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

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

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2015-038-FA


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,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
YSI EXO2 Multi-parameter Sonde --- Chlorophyll
Dissolved Oxygen
YSI multiparameter sonde --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
Other --- --- ---
SonTek-IQ Plus current meter --- Current
Sensor - turbidity --- Turbidity
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Pore water sampling --- Chemistry
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Other --- --- ---

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