USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1992-008-FA

Other ID: W9-92

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay. LNB Buoy: 42d22.63N, 70d47.07W. Tripod 396. LNB Buoy: 42d22.61N, 70d46.96W. Subsurface Moorings 3971 and 3972 (2 VMCM, Seacat). LNB Buoy: 42d22.63N, 70d47.07W. Tripod 4001. LNB Buoy: 42d22.6092N, 70d46.9614W. Subsurface 4011 and 4012 (2 VMCM, 3 Seacat).

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1992-06-02

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1992-06-02

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Sediment traps, 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 (#396 and 397 deployed FA 92002 WHITE HEATH Feb. 11-12, 1992). Moorings deployed: 2 (#400 and 401 recovered FA 92026 WHITE HEATH Oct. 20-21, 1992).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Marinna Martini, Chuck Mason, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Craig Peters

Notes: Currents and sediment transport measurements will be made with moored equipment. Information derived from pre-field activity report and mooring log. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Marinna Martini, Chuck Mason, Carol Parmenter, Craig Peters, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle.

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.4 South: 42.3 West: -70.8 East: -70.7

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.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1992-008-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 400; 19920602-19921020)
Sediment traps --- Geology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1992-008-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)