USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-012-FA

Other ID: W21-96

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 21st USGS-MWRA-USCG long-term currents, sediment transport, physical/chemical sediment characteristics monitoring: recover moorings #465 and 466; deploy moorings #468, 469 and 470.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1996-06-11

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1996-06-11

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Osprey camera system, Camera- deep sea, Sediment traps, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#465 and 466 deployed FA 96007 WHITE HEATH Feb. 14-15, 1996). Moorings deployed: 3 (#468, 469 and 470 recovered FA 96023 WHITE HEATH Oct. 1, 1996). Sampling and coring rescheduled to July 9, 1996, with Ken Keay - MWRA (see FA 96049).

Staff: Emily Banks, Michael Casso, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Clay
Doug Dooner - Mooring Systems; Robert Catalano - Benthos

Notes: Sampling and coring rescheduled to July 9, 1996, with Ken Keay - MWRA. Original Submitted By field contained: Mike Bothner/Marinna Martini.

Location:

Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Boundaries
North: 42.4 South: 42.25 West: -70.8 East: -70.75

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.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - piston --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1996-012-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 470; 19960611-19961002)
Sediment traps --- Geology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1996-012-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)