USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-019-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William J. Strahle

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover mooring #464 and rest of ADCP tripod #463.


Start Date: 1996-02-01

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1996-02-01

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#464 deployed FA 95039 WHITE HEATH Dec. 19, 1995, and #463 rest of recovery, deployed FA 95038 WHITE HEATH Sep. 26-27, 1995).

Staff: Marinna Martini, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:



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

North: 42.4 South: 42.35 West: -70.8 East: -70.75


photo of White Heath
White Heath


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:

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:

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
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1996-019-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)