Field Activity 2006-025-FA

Identifier 2006-025-FA
Purpose Radon mapping and radon discrete water column sampling to assess groundwater discharge.
Location West Falmouth Harbor, Snug Harbor, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary Mapping of water-column radon activity took place in Snug Harbor on July 7 aboard a slow-moving skiff equipped with RAD7 radon detectors and a YSI sonde interfaced to a laptop computer. This effort focused on both a low-tide and high-tide circumnavigation on that day. Simultaneously, discrete water samples (14 during the low-tide and only 11 during the high-tide due to logistical difficulties) were collected for subsequent radon analysis, jointly by kayakers using a peristaltic pump to take surface water and by people in the radon mapping vessel who used a Niskin bottle to this same end.
Comments Related field activities:,,, Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, TERRAPIN driver; Dirk Koopmans, sampling; Laura Erban, sampling; John Crusius, sampling from kayak; Diomarius Padilla, sampling from kayak; Max Nepstad, sampling from kayak. Project = Ground-water coastal aquifers, Ground-water coastal aquifers
14-foot Starcraft
Kayak-type Platform
Start West Falmouth Harbor, MA 2006-07-07
End West Falmouth Harbor, MA 2006-07-07
Days in the field 1
West -70.65
East -70.63
North 41.61
South 41.59


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators John Crusius
Crew members
Dann S Blackwood
Scientist, Staff
John Crusius
Scientist, Staff
Nepstad, Max
Scientist, Staff
Padilla, Diomaris
Scientist, Staff
Koopmans, Dirk
Scientist, Staff
Erban, Laura
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Erban, Laura
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Geochemical, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Radon, Surveys (geochemical), Photo, Navigation, Chemistry, CTD

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
RAD7 radon detection instrument Radon (no data reported)
YSI Sound velocity CTD (wh) CTD (no data reported)
Niskin bottle Chemistry (no data reported)
Submersible pumps Surveys (geochemical) (no data reported)
Digital camera Photo 1
GPS (wh) Navigation (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2006-025-FA-PH-001 Digital camera Deck photos of field activity operations Dann S Blackwood


Samples collected during this field activity