Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: To recover three surface buoys with current meters at three location in Massachusetts Bay. The instruments were deployed as part of a study of currents and sediment transport in western Massachusetts Bay, and were deployed in February on the R/V OCEANUS.
Start Date: 1987-05-12
Start Port/Location: Boston, MA
End Date: 1987-05-12
End Port/Location: Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Loran-C, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The buoys and current meter moorings were recovered without incident. The instruments were unfouled. The Coast Guard buoy tender was extremely efficient at recovery. Surface salinity samples: 16. Moorings recovered: 3 (#320, 321 and 322, deployed FA 87005 OCEANUS Feb. 7, 1987).
Staff: Bradford Butman, John Larson
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,