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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-362-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Coastal Aquifer Project - CAPII (GR.18.MN00.GVK11.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Elsie McBride, Nicholas Zaremba

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: Radon, Environmental Data: Temperature, Geochemical: Surveys (geochemical), Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Geochemical Monitoring

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Evaluating the spatial variability of groundwater discharge in the surface waters of Indian River Lagoon, Fla.

Vehicle(s): White Dodge Pickup - White

Start Port/Location: Melbourne Beach, Fl

End Port/Location: Melbourne Beach, FL

Start Date: 2016-11-13

End Date: 2016-11-18

Equipment Used: YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter, Rad 7 Radon Detector, Radon Monitors, Other, Other, Other

Information to be Derived: radon-222, radon-220, salinity, temperature, conductivity, water depth, DO, and radium-226

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mapped Rn and collected discrete samples in surface water to gather Rn-222, Rn-220, salinity, temperature, conductivity, depth, DO and Ra-226

Staff: Elsie McBride, Nicholas Zaremba

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-349-FA (16SGD01)


Indian River Lagoon

North: 28.28284138 South: 28.13681176 West: -80.70899963 East: -80.57825623


25-ft Aluminum Barge


Everhart, C.S., McBride, E.C., Zaremba, N.J., Nelson, P.R., McCloskey, T.A., Smith, C.G., Flint, M.K., 2018, Radon-222 and water column data related to submarine groundwater discharge along the western margin of Indian River Lagoon, FloridaâSeptember 2016 to July 2017 (ver. 2.0, March 2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
YSI Professional Plus multiparameter meter --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
Rad 7 Radon Detector --- Radon
Radon Monitors --- Radon
Other --- --- ---
Other --- --- ---
Other --- --- ---

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