USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-001-FA

Other ID: 231

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): William J. Strahle

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jim Irish - UNH

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover surface and subsurface moorings at 7 locations in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. The moored array is part of a study of coastal circulation and sediment transport.


Start Date: 1991-01-14

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1991-01-15

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, Loran-C, Bottom tripod

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 4 (#352, 353, 354 and 355, all deployed FA 90035 MARLIN Sep. 11-13, 1990).

Staff: Kendall Banks, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Carol M. Parmenter, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Jim Irish
Ken Morey
Woody Lee
Tom Sheehy
and Elliot Rushton - UNH; David Nergaard - EG&G


Location Map:


photo of Oceanus


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-001-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)