USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-022-FA

Other ID: W15-94

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): Environmental Data: Current, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To recover/redeploy BASS and ADCP tripods and to collect sediment samples with the hydraulically damped corer and a Van Veen grab sampler at 4 stations.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1994-06-07

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1994-06-08

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Mooring tripod, ADCP, Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Camera- deep sea, Loran-C, 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: 3 (#430 and 431 both deployed WHITE HEATH FA 94040 Feb. 15-17, 1994; and #438 deployed WHITE HEATH FA 94035 Apr. 4, 1994). Moorings deployed: 2 (#440 and 441 recovered FA 94015 WHITE HEATH Oct. 4-5, 1994). Cores and grabs from Station 2 and Station 3.

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

Affiliate Staff:
Eric Brooks - NAGT; Rob Wheatcroft
Jerry Fries - WHOI; Wendy Leo
Peter Ralston - MWRA

Notes: Project = Circ. and Pollutant Transport in MA Coastal Waters, Circ. and Pollutant Transport in MA Coastal Waters

Location Map:

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/.

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
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
ADCP --- Current
Corer - piston --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1994-022-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 440; 19940607-19941004)
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1994-022-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)