USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-002-FA

Other ID: W11-93

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 moorings #407 and 408 (partial) and deploy mooring #414 (partial) at LNB Boston; sampling and subsampling.


Start Date: 1993-02-17

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1993-02-18

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: 2 (#407 deployed FA 92026 WHITE HEATH Oct. 20-21, 1992; #408 partial, deployed FA 92026 WHITE HEATH Oct. 20-21, 1992). Surface mooring deployed: 1 (#414 partial, recovered FA 93011 WHITE HEATH Jun. 15-16, 1993).

Staff: Marinna Martini, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, Derek Unger

Affiliate Staff:
R. Siplak; P. Ralston
Wendy Leo - MWRA

Notes: Information derived from pre-field activity report and mooring log. Original Center People field contained: Marinna Martini, Carol Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, R. Siplak, William Strahle, Derek Terry Unger (alt).

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
1993-002-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 413; 19930218-19930614)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1993-002-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)