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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-022-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

Organization(s): Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Funding Program(s): Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems (LQ00G3S)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dave Ralston (WHOI) and Mike Brosnahan (WHOI)

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

Data Type(s): Geochemical: Experiments (geochemical)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Perform erodiblity test on sediment cores thought to contain Alexandrium cysts (known Harmful Algae species at study site) to support ongoing research at the site by collaborators from WHOI.


Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2019-05-20

End Date: 2019-05-20

Equipment Used: Gust Erosion Microcosm System (GEMS)

Information to be Derived: Erodible mass of particles (sediment and cysts) under known/calibrated shear stress.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Neil Kamal Ganju, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Using the UGEMS instrument to test sediment erodibilty.


Salt Pond, Cape Code National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts, United States

North: 41.85012765 South: 41.78360107 West: -69.98634338 East: -69.92866516


13-ft Whaler



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Gust Erosion Microcosm System (GEMS) --- Experiments (geochemical)

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