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.


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:


photo of White Heath
White Heath


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