USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-040-FA

Other ID: W14-94

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, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings #428 and 429 from Massachusetts Bay; deploy moorings #430 and 431 in Massachusetts Bay and #432 on Stellwagen Bank; sampling.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1994-02-15

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1994-02-17

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, 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 deployed: 3 (#430 and 431, both recovered WHITE HEATH FA 94022 Jun. 7-8, 1994, and #432 recovered WHITE HEATH FA 94019 Jul. 6-11, 1994). Moorings recovered: 2 (#428 and 429, both deployed WHITE HEATH FA 93024 Oct. 5-6, 1993).

Staff:

Affiliate Staff:

Notes:

Location:

Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.4 South: 42.25 West: -70.75 East: -70.15

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
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Sediment traps --- Geology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1994-040-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 430; 19940215-19940607)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1994-040-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)
1994-040-FA-OM-002 ( Stellwagen mooring data)