Cape Cod Trip

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This year, the class was given assignments to complete in the context of the field trip. The following files are the assignments and sample solutions.

Cape Cod Field Trip Assignment (PDF), and Solution (PDF)

Waquoit Bay Follow-up Lab Assignment (PDF), Solution (PDF), and Class Data (XLS)

These videos are all from the 2004 class field trip to the Cape Cod, MA USGS experimental site and Waquoit Bay National Estuary. The class was given a supplemental handout for the tour. (PDF - 3.1 MB)#

Cape Cod Field Trip Video Samples


VIDEO TOPICS VIDEO LINKS DESCRIPTIONS
Water Sampling and Pumping (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Water sampling and pumping basics at the sewage disposal beds.
Diffusion Sampling (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Q&A with Denis Leblanc: Sample collection, diffusion sampling, contaminant storage, water lifting, multi-level samplers, contaminant plume cleanup.
Large-scale Aquifer Sampling (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Multi-level samplers (15,000 sampling points), bromide tracer injection.
Ashumit Pond Introduction (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Pond formation history, groundwater flow-through ponds, phosphorous contamination.
Groundwater Discharge - Iron and Manganese Presence (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Pond description and background; groundwater discharge into lake, dissolved iron and manganese contamination.
Sampling and Monitoring Devices (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Multi-level sampler, Henry sampler, plume discharge, solute movement in the pond, neutralization of contaminants, sampling and monitoring devices.
Seepage Meter 1 (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Measuring flux, seepage meters.
Sampling and Monitoring Devices (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Differential head monometer test.
Seepage Meter 2 (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Results of seepage meter test (after 10 minutes), water collection, nutrient outflow tests.
Cranberry Bog (RM - 56K)
(RM - 80K)
(RM - 220K)
Growing and harvesting cranberries in the Cape Cod cranberry marshes, locating plume discharges.