Other ID: W6-91
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: western Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: This cruise will be the sixth in the two year program jointly funded by the USGS and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The U.S. Coast Guard is generously providing ship time and at-sea support. The objective of the program is to conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay.
Start Date: 1991-06-11
Start Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA
End Date: 1991-06-12
End Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Box corer, Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#374 and 375, both deployed FA 91005 WHITE HEATH Feb. 12-13, 1991). Moorings deployed: 2 (#383 and 384 recovered FA 91036 WHITE HEATH Oct. 16-17, 1991).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Adam Brown, Barry Irwin, Marinna Martini, David Nichols, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle
Notes: No post-cruise report; information derived from pre-cruise report and mooring log.
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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.
Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds74/.
Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lang, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, Version 2, 1989 - 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 265, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/265/.
Butman, B., Sherwood, C.R., and Dalyander, P.S., 2008, Northeast storms ranked by wind stress and wave-generated bottom stress observed in Massachusetts Bay, 1990-2006: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28 no. 10-11, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2008.02.010.
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.