Other ID: 0C234
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
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
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