Field Activity 2019-005-FA

Identifier 2019-005-FA
Purpose To quantify critical sediment transport parameters of diverse wetland complexes within 4 NCBN parks, Cape Cod NS, Fire Island NS, Gateway NRA and Assateague Island NS in order to inform management efforts. Suspended-sediment concentration data over tidal and seasonal timescales and will directly inform and improve the predications developed as part of the marsh modeling effort for these parks.
Equipment or personnel only. Data, if any, are managed under a different field activity.
Location Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States
Info derived Deployment of time series instruments to measure water velocity, water quality, water level, and seabed change. Collect water samples for laboratory analysis of suspended sediment concentration (SSC) and organic content (LOI) for calibration of time series optical turbidity measurements.
Comments Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-057-FA Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-058-FA
Muddy Waters
21 feet Maritme Defiant
Start Wellfleet, MA 2019-02-13
End Wellfleet, MA 2019-02-15
Days in the field 2
West -70.07816315
East -70.04793803
North 41.94398134
South 41.91391145


Organization Equipment or personnel support provided by
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Neil Kamal Ganju
Crew members
Dann S Blackwood
Scientist, Staff
Jonathan Borden
Scientist, Staff
Steven E Suttles
Scientist, Staff
Eric D. Marsjanik
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Steven E Suttles
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling, Time Series
Data type: Navigation, Chemistry, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
GPS - Handheld Navigation (no data reported)
Spectra Precision SP80 Navigation (no data reported)
Water sampler Chemistry (no data reported)
Bottom platform Mooring (physical oceanography) (no data reported)


Datasets not currently associated with specific equipment

Dataset name Description Dataset contact
WellfleetWaterSample Suspended-sediment concentrations and loss-on-ignition from water samples collected in the Herring River during 2018-19 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (ver 1.1, March 2023) Olivia A De Meo
WellfleetEXOHH Water quality data from a multiparameter sonde collected in the Herring River during November 2018 to November 2019 in Wellfleet, MA Olivia A De Meo
Wellfleet_TimeSeries Time-series measurements of oceanographic and water quality data collected in the Herring River, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA, November 2018 to November 2019 Steven E Suttles


Samples collected during this field activity