Summary for Field Activity Number 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

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).

USGS Project Number: 2921-0I413 - Project Description

Contact: Laura Erban (lerban@usgs.gov)

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

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of TERRAPIN
TERRAPIN
MBL WHALER

The following materials for this field activity are available in the Information Archives: