USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-004-FA

Other ID: ARMN91-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): James Irish - UNH

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy surface moorings at 3 locations in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. The moored array is part of a study of coastal circulation and sediment transport.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1991-02-07

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1991-02-07

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

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

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#373, recovered FA 91017 ARGO MAINE, Jun. 16-19, 1991).

Staff: Adam Brown, Bradford Butman

Affiliate Staff:
James Irish
Ken Morey and Woody Lee - University of New Hampshire; EG&G representative

Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report and mooring log; no post-cruise information was available.

Location:

Massachusetts Bay, Manomet, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.37 South: 41.93 West: -70.46 East: -70.32

Platform(s):

photo of Argo Maine
Argo Maine

Publications

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.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-004-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)