USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-011-FA

Other ID: W12-93

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, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings #413 and 414 and deploy moorings #420 and 421 at LNB Boston, sampling and subsampling.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1993-06-14

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1993-06-15

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; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#413 and 414 deployed FA 93031 WHITE HEATH Feb. 25-26, 1993). Moorings deployed: 2 (#420 and 421 recovered WHITE HEATH FA 93024 Oct. 5-6, 1993).

Staff: Susan Aach, Marinna Martini, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
K. Caylor
S. O'Neill; P. Ralston
Wendy Leo - MWRA

Notes: Original Center People field contained: K. Caylor, Marinna Martini, S. O'Neill, Carol Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, Susan Aach, William Strahle.

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.4 South: 42.35 West: -70.8 East: -70.75

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/.

Butman, B., Sherwood, C.R., and Dalyander, P.S., 2008, Northeast storms ranked by wind stress and wave-generated bottom stress observed in Massachusetts Bay, 1990-2006: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28 no. 10-11, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2008.02.010.

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
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - piston --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Sediment traps --- Geology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1993-011-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 420; 19930615-19931006)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1993-011-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)