Other ID: W4-90
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay. Exchange tripod, subsurface mooring and near-surface current meter.
Start Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA
End Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA
Start Date: 1990-10-23
End Date: 1990-10-24
Equipment Used: Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Corer - gravity, Sediment traps, Mooring tripod, Loran-C, Camera- deep sea, Raytheon radar, Bottom platform
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#358 and 359, recovered FA 91005 WHITE HEATH Feb. 12-13, 1991). Moorings recovered: 2 (#347 and 348 deployed FA 90016 WHITE HEATH Jul. 10-11, 1990).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Adam Brown, Bradford Butman, Frances Lightsom, Marinna Martini, Magela Moffett, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle
Notes: NO CRUISE REPORT, only detailed pre-cruise report available. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Adam Brown, Brad Butman, Fran Hotchkiss, Marinna Martini, Carol Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle, Magela Moffett.
western Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
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/.
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.
Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds74/.
Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lang, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, Version 2, 1989 - 1996: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/265/.
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.