USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-024-FA

Other ID: W13-93

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: Recovered moorings #420 and 421 and deployed #428 and 429 in Massachusetts Bay; conducted sediment sampling and subsampling.


Start Date: 1993-10-05

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1993-10-06

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - gravity, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Mooring tripod, Camera- deep sea, Sediment traps, 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 (#420 and 421 deployed WHITE HEATH FA 93011 Jun. 15-16, 1993). Moorings deployed: 2 (#428 and 429, both recovered FA 94040 WHITE HEATH Feb. 15-17, 2004).

Staff: Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
R. Wheatcroft
A. Zimmerman; P. Ralston
Wendy Leo - MWRA

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Marinna Martini, Joseph Newell, Carol Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle, R. Wheatcroft, A. Zimmerman.

Location Map:


photo of White Heath
White Heath


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - gravity --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1993-024-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 428; 19931005-19940216)
Sediment traps --- Geology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1993-024-FA-OM-001 ( Western MAss Bay mooring data)