USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1992-026-FA

Other ID: W10-92

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): 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 tripod #400 and moorings #401 and 402, and deploy tripod #407 and surface mooring and near surface current meter #408 at LNB Boston. Collect sediment samples with hydraulically damped corer and Van Veen grab sampler.


Start Date: 1992-10-20

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1992-10-21

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Sediment traps, Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 3 (#400 and 401, both deployed FA 92008 WHITE HEATH Jun. 2, 1992, and #402 deployed FA 92032 WHITE HEATH Jun. 15-16, 1992). Moorings deployed: 2 (#407 and 408, both recovered FA 93002 WHITE HEATH Feb. 17-18, 1993; part of #408 recovered FA 93003 ASTERIAS Feb. 25-26, 1993).

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

Affiliate Staff:
Beth Gier
Craig Peters; MWRA - Wendy Smith?
Peter Ralston

Notes: Information derived from pre-field activity report and mooring log. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Beth Gier, Joan Brazier, Marinna Martini, Carol Parmenter, Craig Peters, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle.

Location Map:


photo of White Heath
White Heath


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - piston --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Sediment traps --- Geology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1992-026-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 407; 19921020-19930218)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1992-026-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)