Other ID: PA1-89; ANDERSON 89-1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan, Visual Identification: Submersible Observations
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The primary objective for this cruise is to acquire the first complete sidescan sonar coverage of an 81 square kilometer area that includes the proposed outfall site. Other objectives were to collect high-resolution seismic reflection and bathymetric data throughout the survey area and to collect sediment samples and take photographs and video of the sea floor at specific targets, identified using the sidescan results.
Start Date: 1989-04-02
Start Port/Location: Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
End Date: 1989-04-11
End Port/Location: Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Corer - piston, Hydroplastic corer, Camera - B/W video, Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C, Corer - gravity, Submersible Observation
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan sonar coverage: 67 square kilometers. The sidescan-sonar records were of excellent quality over most of the study area.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner, Adam Brown, William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Thomas O'Brien, Carol M. Parmenter, Kenneth E. Parolski, Richard Rendigs, David Twichell, William Winters
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Doug McDaniel (Marine Technician), Bernie Kinney (Marine Technician), Dan Towel (Marine Technician), Bill Danforth, Barry Irwin, Tom O'Brien, Carol Parmenter, Ken Parolski, Rick Rendigs, Dave Twichell, Dann Blackwood, Adam Brown, Eric Strom, Bill Winters.
Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.