USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-017-FA

Other ID: 91-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Basin, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): James Irish - UNH

Information Specialist(s):

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

Affiliate Staff:
James Irish (UNH)
Woody Lee (UNH)
John Wallinga (UNH)
Matthew Gould (WHOI)
Craig Marquette (WHOI)

Notes: Pre-field activity and mooring log provided information.

Location Map:


photo of Argo Maine
Argo Maine


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-017-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)
Loran-C --- Navigation