USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-035-FA

Other ID: MARL-90-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Basin, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy current moorings in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays to study circulation patterns. Instruments supplement moored array currently deployed by WHOI and UNH as part of Massachusetts Bays program.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1990-09-11

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1990-09-13

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 4 (#352, 353, 354 and 355 all recovered FA 91001 OCEANUS Jan. 14-15, 1991).

Staff: Kendall Banks, Bradford Butman, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Jim Irish
Ken Morey
John Woods (University of New Hampshire)

Notes:

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Marlin
Marlin

Publications

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: 89 URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.

Hotchkiss, F.S., and Signell, Richard P., 1991, Average near-bottom currents in Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay measured with Woodhead drifters; progress report for drifters released Sept. 1990 through May 1991: 14 URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr91361, download PDF.

Warner, J.C., Butman, B., and Dalyander, P. S., 2008, Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28 no. 2, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2007.08.008.

Warner, J.C., Sherwood, Christopher R., Signell, Richard P., Harris, Courtney K., and Arango, Hernan G., 2008, Development of a three-dimensional, regional, coupled wave, current, and sediment-transport model: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.012.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1990-035-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 353; 19900913-19910115)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1990-035-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)