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Summary Information for Field Activity 2006-026-FA

Area of Operations: West Falmouth Harbor, Snug Harbor, Falmouth, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 09, 2006 to August 10, 2006

Chief scientist: John Crusius

Objectives: Radon mapping and discrete water sampling in West Falmouth Harbor corroborated by infrared fly-over to detect low-temperature groundwater discharge organized with collaborator Ann Giblin, MBL.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived: radioisotopic tracers

Summary: Mapping of water-column radon activity throughout all of West Falmouth Harbor took place on two consecutive days on August 9 and 10, each time covering a large portion of the harbor during a low spring tide and with the same equipment setup as on July 7. No discrete radon samples were collected during this field effort, but 15 water-column samples were collected and filtered for later radium analyses using a bilge pump to pull water into containers carried aboard an MBL owned and operated boat. This event was coordinated with simultaneous thermal imaging conducted from a small aircraft (carried out during the afternoon of August 10 by scientists from the EPA Narragansett Bay lab).

Contact: John Crusius (jcrusius@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier T-1-06-BZ. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2007/10/meetings.html

Platform Info:
TERRAPIN MBL WHALER

Publications resulting from these data

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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