Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
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 Date: 1987-04-15
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1987-04-17
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
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.