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Summary Information for Field Activity 2004-050-FA

Area of Operations: Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 30, 2004 to September 30, 2004

Chief scientist: John Crusius

   Matt Charette (WHOI)

Objectives: Initial deployment of radon mapping system on Sep. 30th.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Measuring radon;Measuring radon

Information to be derived: Radon activities, salinity

Summary: Measured radon activities and salinities from surface waters, with a goal of identifying groundwater discharge sites.

Contact: Dirk Koopmans (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-3-04-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Crusius, John, Bratton, John, and Charette, Matt,2005, Putting radon to work; identifying coastal ground-water discharge sites: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1381, 2 p.. (Also available at

Bratton, J.F.,2007, The importance of shallow confining units to submarine groundwater flow, in Sanford, W., Langevin, C., Polemio, M., and Povinec, P., eds., A New Focus on Groundwater-Seawater Interactions: International Association of Hydrological Sciences, v. 312: p. 28-36

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Deck photos of field activity operations



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