USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-015-FA

Other ID: W16-94

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: To recover and redeploy the 2 standard instrumented tripods and a subsurface mooring, and collect 3 hydraulically damped gravity cores (with video monitor) and Van Veen grab samples.


Start Date: 1994-10-04

Start Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA

End Date: 1994-10-05

End Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Mooring tripod, Camera- deep sea, DGPS, 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 deployed: 2 (#445 and 446 recovered FA 95017 WHITE HEATH Feb. 24-25, 1995). Moorings recovered: 3 (#440 and 441 deployed FA 94022 WHITE HEATH Jun. 7-8, 1994; #442 deployed FA 94019 WHITE HEATH Jul. 6, 1994). Cores: 13; Van Veen grabs: 3; video transects: 2.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Mark Goodwin
Leo Sommaripa
and Anne Canaday - MWRA

Notes: Project = Studies of circulation and contaminant transport, Studies of circulation and contaminant transport

Location Map:


photo of White Heath
White Heath


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Corer - piston --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1994-015-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 445; 19941004-19950215)
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1994-015-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)