USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-036-FA

Other ID: W7-91

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: western Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover and deploy tripod; collect samples and cores.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1991-10-16

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1991-10-17

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Corer - gravity, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Mooring tripod, Camera- deep sea, Sediment traps, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#383 and 384 deployed FA 91016 WHITE HEATH Jun. 11-12, 1991). Moorings deployed: 2 (#389 recovered FA 92029 WHITE HEATH Mar. 2-4, 1992; and #390 recovered FA 92002 WHITE HEATH Feb. 11-12, 1992).

Staff: Adam Brown, Barry Irwin, Marinna Martini, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Wendy Smith - MWRA

Notes:

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of White Heath
White Heath

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/.

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: 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: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/265/.

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
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Corer - gravity --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1991-036-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 389; 19911016-19920302)
Sediment traps --- Geology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-036-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)