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Summary Information for Field Activity 2006-036-FA

Area of Operations: Salt Pond, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 18, 2006 to December 18, 2006

Chief scientist: John Bratton

   John Colman, USGS-WRD-MA/RI

Objectives: Install and sample multi-level groundwater samplers in shoreline transects on north shore of Salt Pond.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Submarine groundwater sampler installation;Submarine groundwater sampler installation

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Summary: October 18, 2006, Bratton, Kroeger, Colman, Waite, and Lavoie installed 4 multi-level samplers (MLS) and partially install a 5th, approx. 4 m between each; October 19, Colman and Lavoie finished installation of 5th sampler started on 10/18; November 27, 2006, Kevin Kroeger and Sandy Baldwin collected samples with Colman and others for salinity, dissolved gases, nutrients, and DIC/DOC; December 7, 2006, 4 more MLS installed (one replaced a shallower one originally installed in October) for a total of 8 (transects of 6 and 2), Bratton, Green, Colman, Lavoie, 2 AmeriCorps volunteers (Wes, Katie), and Elena Colman; December 18, 2006, more sampling by Baldwin, Colman, and Elena Colman.


InfoBank: uses the identifier B-2-06-CD. Visit this site for more information.

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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

Bratton, John F.,2010, The three scales of submarine groundwater flow and discharge across passive continental margins: The Journal of Geology, v. 118, no. 5: p. 565-575. (Also available at

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