Other ID: 91-2
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Affiliate Investigator(s): James Irish - UNH
Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover surface moorings, guard buoys and bottom tripod systems at 8 locations in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. The moored array is part of a study of coastal circulation and sediment transport conducted by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of New Hampshire, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Start Date: 1991-06-16
Start Port/Location: Portsmouth, NH
End Date: 1991-06-19
End Port/Location: Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Current, Loran-C
Information to be Derived: Time series data;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 4 (#370, 371 and 372 deployed FA 91003 OCEANUS 234, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 1991; #373 deployed FA 91004 ARGO MAINE, Feb. 7, 1991).
Staff: Bradford Butman, Marinna Martini, William J. Strahle, Carol M. Parmenter
Notes: Pre-field activity and mooring log provided information.
Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Basin, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
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.