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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-036-FA

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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): Faming Wang, MBL Jim Tang, MBL

Information Specialist(s): Meagan Eagle

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Depth, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Geochemical Monitoring

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect marsh cores, pore-water and surface water conductivity, temperature and depth time-series data, and conduct elevation surveys in 11 tidally-restricted estuary systems on Cape Cod to examine environmental geochemistry and health of the estuary.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2016-06-27

End Date: 2016-06-28

Equipment Used: CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl, In-Situ AquaTroll 200 (CTD), Real Time Kinematic GPS, Push corer (wh), Other

Information to be Derived: Geochemistry, elevation of transects along tidally restricted creeks

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Marsh sediment core collections, CTD maintenance

Staff: Meagan Eagle, Kevin Kroeger, Jennifer O'keefe Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Field activity is part of an ongoing investigation and environmental monitoring program around Cape Cod.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2015-042-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-016-FA


Outer Cape Estuaries, Massachusetts, United States

North: 41.7675988 South: 41.62198826 West: -70.4649 East: -70.04895359


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Eagle, M.J., Kroeger, K.D., Spivak, A.C., Wang, F., Tang, J., Abdul-Aziz, O.I., Ishtiaq, K.S., O'Keefe-Suttles, J.A., Mann, A.G., 2022, Soil carbon consequences of historic hydrologic impairment and recent restoration in coastal wetlands: Science of the Total Environment, v. 848, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157682.

O'Keefe Suttles, J.A., Eagle, M.J., Mann, A.G., Spivak, A., Sanks, K., Roberts, D., and Kroeger, K.D., 2021, Collection, analysis, and age-dating of sediment cores from natural and restored salt marshes on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2015-16: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl --- CTD
In-Situ AquaTroll 200 (CTD) --- Geochemical Monitoring
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Other --- --- ---

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