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Summary for Field Activity Number 2006-018-FA

Area of Operations: Maryland, Potomac River estuary, Chesapeake Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 05, 2006 to September 09, 2006

Objectives: Reconnaissance-level surveying of submarine groundwater discharge indicators in lower Potomac River Estuary and western shore of Chesapeake Bay.

Type of Activity: Sampling
Seismic profiling
Electrical resistivity surveying
radon mapping

Information to be derived: Time series data
Samples and Chemical Analysis
Seismic profiles
resistivity profiles
radon activity time series and activity maps
continuous salinity and temperature data (surface water and profiles)
radium samples
groundwater samples

Summary: 4 September, Bratton drives gear down from Woods Hole and Crusius flies down to scout area; 5 September, Worley, Foster, Erban arrive in Solomons, set up gear on boat, troubleshoot; 6 September, seismics/CRP/radon mapping from mouth of Patuxent River into Potomac River and St. Mary s River to Dennis Pt. Marina (lines #1-6), set up RAD7 and YSI for radon time series at marina, PM Cross arrives; September 7, surveys with all systems up Maryland shore of Potomac mainstem and zigzag back downstream (lines # 7-19); September 8, surveys with all systems up part of MD shore and mostly VA shore with final crossing back north (lines # 20-26), transit back to Solomons with 5 mid-channel (Potomac) radium samples and YSI profiles, demobe gear from boat; September 9, Crusius and Bratton back to Dennis Pt. Marina in AM to collect time-series gear and four groundwater samples, others head to airport, later Crusius to airport and Bratton drives pickup and trailer with gear back to Woods Hole

USGS Project Number: 2921-0I414 - Project Description

Contact: John Bratton (

InfoBank: uses the identifier K-1-06-CH. Visit this site for more information.

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