USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-003-FA

Other ID: 0C234

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): James Irish - UNH

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy surface buoys and instrumentation at 6 sites in greater Massachusetts Bay. This winter experiment is designed to study the resuspension and transport of fine-grained sediments by winter storms.


Start Date: 1991-01-31

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1991-02-01

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod, Current Drift Bottle, Camera- deep sea, Box corer

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed USGS Moorings: 4 (#369, 370, 371 and 372). Box cores: 8. Deployed UNH surface buoy and current meters: 2. Deployed UNH pressure gauge: 1. Deployed Surface drifters: 2 (#8172 and 8173).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Adam Brown, David Mason, Joseph S. Newell, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
James Irish
Kenneth Morey
John Wallinga - UNH; David Nergaard - EG&G


Location Map:


photo of Oceanus


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-003-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)
Current Drift Bottle --- Current
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1991-003-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 370; 19910131-19910618)
Box corer --- Biology