Other ID: W19-95
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objective of the program is to conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay.
Start Port/Location: Boston, MA
End Port/Location: Boston, MA
Start Date: 1995-09-26
End Date: 1995-09-27
Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - piston, Sediment traps, Camera- deep sea, ADCP, Osprey camera system
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 3 (#459 and 460, deployed FA 95032 WHITE HEATH Jun. 13, 1995; #461 deployed FA 95035 WHITE HEATH Jul. 10, 1995). Moorings deployed: 2 (#462 and 463 partial recovery, FA 96007 WHITE HEATH Feb. 14-15, 1996, and #463 partial recovery FA 96019 WHITE HEATH Feb. 1, 1996).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Peter W. Gill, Aaron Johnson, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, Brenton B. Taylor
Notes: This cruise will be the 19th in a program jointly funded by the USGS and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The U.S. Coast Guard is generously providing ship time and at-sea support. Information derived from pre-cruise report; no post-cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Michael Casso, Peter Gill, Marinna Martini, Joseph Newell, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle, and Brenton Brendt Taylor (alternate: Aaron Johnson).
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
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.