Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a hydrographic survey of western Massachusetts Bay and Boston Harbor following a period of record rainfall and stream runoff.
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Start Date: 1987-04-15
End Date: 1987-04-17
Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Hydrographic survey, numerous samples taken.
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Hydrographic survey completed.
Staff: Michael Bothner, Bradford Butman, John Larson
Notes: Following heavy rains in early April, the streamflow on the Merrimack River reached 35-year flood levels, and 20-year flood levels on the Charles River. The hydrographic measurements will be used to interpret current observations made in Massachusetts Bay during this period of intense runoff.
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;