USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-046-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

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Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Historic fishing vessel dragged and recovered subsurface mooring #369 in Massachusetts Bay.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1991-04-27

Start Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

End Date: 1991-04-27

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring dragged and recovered by fisherman aboard historic fishing vessel. No USGS personnel. Mooring recovered by fisherman: 1 (#369, deployed FA 91003 OCEANUS Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 1991).

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Platform(s):

photo of Vincie N
Vincie N

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.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-046-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)