Other ID: 0C234
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): William J. Strahle
Affiliate Investigator(s): James Irish - UNH
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 Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Start Date: 1991-01-31
End Date: 1991-02-01
Equipment Used: Bottom platform, 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
John Wallinga - UNH; David Nergaard - EG&G
Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Basin, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
|North: 42.53||South: 42.1||West: -70.62||East: -70.24|
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.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Bottom platform||---||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)|