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Summary Information for Field Activity 2012-015-FA

Area of Operations: Upper Mystic Lake, Arlington, MA, United States

Dates: June 04, 2012 to June 07, 2012

Chief scientist: John Pohlman

   Ruben Juanes and Ben Scandella, MIT

Objectives: Collect methane, CO2 and meteorological data from Upper Mystic Lake to calculate air-sea methane and CO2 fluxes. Data will be acquired with the greenhouse gas flux analyzer aboard the Carolina Skiff.

Type of Activity: Sampling;Upper Mystic Lake, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, North America

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis;Greenhouse Gas Data

Summary: CRDS data on surface water methane and carbon dioxide concentrations were collected along 10+ kilometers of survey lines in the Upper Mystic Lake. Additionally, surface air methane and CO2 were measured at the end of each survey line and along a continuous transect that crossed the lake at several points and within the fore boat basin. Humminbird sonar data collected along the survey lines. Discrete samples for methane concentration analysis were collected at several locations and within the fore boat basin.

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