Other ID: W1-89
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: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: To deploy an instrumented tripod, a subsurface mooring, and a near surface current meter from the Coast Guard's large navigation buoy at the approach to Boston Harbor. In addition, sediment samples will be collected with a Van Veen grab sampler at two locations near the proposed offshore outfall for Boston's sewage treatment plant. Objective is to begin long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay.
Start Date: 1989-12-05
Start Port/Location: Coast Guard Support Center, Boston, MA
End Date: 1989-12-06
End Port/Location: Coast Guard Support Center, Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Sediment traps, Mooring tripod, Camera- deep sea, Loran-C, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Grab samples: 8-10; Moorings deployed: 2 (#338 and 339 recovered FA 90002 WHITE HEATH Mar. 27-29, 1990).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Adam Brown, Bradford Butman, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle
Notes: Major data recovery will occur when moorings are turned around in about 5 months. Information derived from pre-cruise report; no post cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Brad Butman, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle, Adam Brown; alternate: Ginger Fry.