Large-Scale Lateral Exchange

We have moved our lateral exchange measurements to the mouth of Plum Island Sound and to each of the major estuaries (one per year) during this next stage of the Plum Island Ecosystem LTER Project. We mounted a Sontek M9 off the side of the Growler to run cross-sectional boat transects. We conduct measurements from low tide until the next low tide, so these are long days on the boat. This also generates a LOT of samples as evidenced by the more than 200 filters for suspended sediment we collected over 2 days.