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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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