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Summary Information for Field Activity 2006-040-FA

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

Dates: September 25, 2006 to September 28, 2006

Chief scientist: John Crusius

Objectives: Measure submarine groundwater discharge in Salt Pond inlet using new eddy correlation approach. ADV and CT will be deployed together during night-time falling tides, while observations (temperature and salinity) of groundwater endmember will be made using a piezometer/peristaltic pump/CT sensor set-up.

Type of Activity: In situ groundwater discharge data collection;In situ groundwater discharge data collection

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Summary: 3 3-hr deployments were conducted during falling tides (ending at low tide). We collected continuous current, temperature and salinity data at a location 6 m from shore and ~5 cm above the subsurface of the 50 m-wide Salt Pond inlet channel, and made point measurements of the subsurface conditions during each deployment using a piezometer/peristaltic pump/CT sensor set-up.

Contact: Dirk Koopmans (

InfoBank: uses the identifier L-40-06-CD. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Crusius, John, Berg, Peter, Koopmans, Dirk J., and Erban, Laura,2008, Eddy correlation measurements of submarine groundwater discharge: Marine Chemistry, v. 109, no. 1-2: p. 77-85. (Also available at

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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