Field Activity 2008-037-FA

Identifier 2008-037-FA
Alternate names T-37-08-LI
Purpose Continuous resistivity profiling, groundwater sampling, sediment sampling, surface water sampling, and radon time series.
Location Great South Bay, Long Island, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary Work performed consisted of CRP surveys with the new 15-m streamer in shore-perpendicular transects in the areas of Patchogue Bay, the south shore of Great South Bay (near wilderness area/Smith Point, and Watch Hill to Talisman), and west of Heckscher State Park. Distributed piezometer sampling was performed along the shore of Patchogue Bay, and an intensive piezometer transect was sampled adjacent to Shorefront Park in Patchogue between the outfall of Little Creek to the east, and the Ocean Ave. pier to the west. Piezometer transect locations extended from the beach out to 30 m offshore, and down to a maximum depth of 9 m. The piezometer samples revealed a zone of low-salinity groundwater that extended offshore as far out as was sampled, confined by what was interpreted as buried salt marsh peat in the shallow subsurface. Seepage meters were also deployed at this site by a team from Stony Brook University, and revealed substantial discharge in the subsurface. A radon time series was also collected from a raft anchored offshore in this area. Additional work planned for FY2009 includes nutrient analysis of samples collected in the last field effort, and additional work farther offshore and along the north side of Fire Island in the spring-summer of 2009.
Info derived Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;
Comments Continuous data km above for CRP includes this field effort, as well as the Great South Bay portion of the previous field effort in May 2008 (FA 08007), which made use of a 50-m CRP streamer. Original Center People field contained: John Bratton, CRP and piezometer sampling; Charles Worley, CRP surveying; John Crusius, piezometer transect and radioisotope sampling; Kevin Kroeger, distributed piezometer sampling; Adrian Green, piezometer transect sampling; Wally Brooks, piezometer transect sampling; Sandy Baldwin, distributed piezometer sampling; Michael Casso, piezometer sampling. Project = Reimbursement: Characterizing Sub. - South Bay, Reimbursement: Characterizing Sub. - South Bay
14-foot Starcraft
Start Patchogue, NY 2008-09-22
End Patchogue, NY 2008-10-03
Days in the field 12
West -73.5
East -72.5
North 41
South 40.5


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators John F Bratton
Crew members
Kevin D Kroeger
Scientist, Staff
Adrian Green
Scientist, Staff
Michael Casso
Scientist, Staff
John F Bratton
Scientist, Staff
Sandy Baldwin
Scientist, Staff
John Crusius
Scientist, Staff
Thomas W Brooks
Scientist, Staff
Charles R Worley
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Adrian Green
Specialist, Information
Sandy Baldwin
Specialist, Information
VeeAnn A. Cross
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Henry Bokuniewicz, Stony Brook Univ.
Affiliate staff Ruth Coffey, Stony Brook Univ. - seepage meter studies

Data types and categories

Data category: Electro-Magnetic, Environmental Data, Geochemical, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Resistivity, Conductivity, Current, Dissolved Oxygen, ORP, Radon, Temperature, pH, Surveys (geochemical), Photo, Navigation, Chemistry, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Seepage meters Current (no data reported)
GPS (wh) Navigation (no data reported)
YSI multiparameter sonde Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, ORP, pH, Temperature (no data reported)
Piezometer Conductivity (no data reported)
RAD7 radon detection instrument Radon (no data reported)
Submersible pumps Surveys (geochemical) (no data reported)
Digital camera Photo (no data reported)
Grab sampler Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Water sampler Chemistry (no data reported)
AGI SuperSting Resistivity (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity