Field Activity 2015-077-FA

Identifier 2015-077-FA
Purpose Measure changes in Sandwich Beach
Location Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Summary This activity encompasses a lot of trips to the site to monitor changes in the beach. Pairs of pressure sensors were deployed during storms to capture overwash events.
Info derived Beach morphology, wave heights, tidal elevations
Comments This FA covers multiple trips to Sandwich Town Neck Beach. Complementary data from the offshore platform (1063) is in 2016-006-FA.
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Start Sandwich, MA 2015-12-21
End Sandwich, MA 2016-01-20
Days in the field 30
West -70.4908
East -70.42205817
North 41.78503467
South 41.73478262
Scuba operations Yes


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Christopher R Sherwood
Crew members
Eric Moore
Scientist, Staff
Michael Casso
Scientist, Staff
Dann S Blackwood
Scientist, Staff
Ellyn Montgomery
Scientist, Staff
Christopher R Sherwood
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Jonathan Borden
Scientist, Staff
Alexander R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Steven E Suttles
Scientist, Staff
Sandra M Brosnahan
Scientist, Staff
Daniel J Nowacki
Scientist, Staff
Nicholas R Dicosmo
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Ellyn Montgomery
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Simulation, Sampling, Time Series
Data type: Photo, Benchmarks, Navigation, Geology, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Bottom platform Mooring (physical oceanography) 1
35 mm camera Photo (no data reported)
RTK Transects, Benchmarks (no data reported)
Spectra Precision SP80 Navigation (no data reported)
Sample containers Biology, Geology (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
owash_2016 Bottom platform pressure measurements from the overwash zone during winter storms Ellyn Montgomery


Samples collected during this field activity