USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-023-FA

Other ID: W22-96

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Frederic L. Sayles - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 22nd cruise monitoring currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay: Recover/redeploy standard tripod, small tripod - ADCP, suspended sediment sampler, hydraulically damped corer, Van Veen, video, O2 profiler.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1996-10-01

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1996-10-02

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - piston, ADCP, Sediment traps, Camera- deep sea, Mooring 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: 4 (#477, 478 and 480 recovered FA 97015 WHITE HEATH Feb. 11-13, 1997; and #479 recovered FA 97029 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW May 19, 1997). Moorings recovered: 2 (#468 and 470 deployed FA 96012 WHITE HEATH Jun. 11, 1996).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Ken Keay - MWRA
Fred Sayles and Joanne Goudreau - WHOI

Notes: Project = Pollution Transport in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, Pollution Transport in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay

Location Map:

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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. 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: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, 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: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 265, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/265/.

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266, Version 1.0, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/266/.

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
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - piston --- Geology
ADCP --- Current
1996-023-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)
Sediment traps --- Geology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1996-023-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 480; 19961001-19970212)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing