Other ID: W20-96
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Affiliate Investigator(s): Ken Keay - MWRA; Fred Sayles - WHOI
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: This was the 20th USGS-MWRA cruise to monitor currents, sediment transport and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments using moored instruments and sediment sampling near the future sewage outfall for Boston in western Massachusetts Bay.
Start Port/Location: Boston, MA
End Port/Location: Boston, MA
Start Date: 1996-02-14
End Date: 1996-02-15
Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform, Mooring tripod, Sediment traps
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 (#462 and 463 partial recovery, deployed FA 95038 WHITE HEATH Sep. 26-27, 1995). Moorings deployed: 2 (#465 and 466 recovered FA 96012 WHITE HEATH Jun. 11, 1996).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, Brenton B. Taylor
Ken Keay - MWRA
Joanne Goudreau - WHOI
Notes: Project = Pollution Transport in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, Pollution Transport in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
|North: 42.4||South: 42.35||West: -70.8||East: -70.65|
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.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Mooring tripod||---||Ground Truthing|
|Bottom platform||---||Mooring (physical oceanography)||1996-007-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)|