USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-049-FA

Other ID: W21B-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):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sampling and coring rescheduled from June 11 cruise (FA 96012) to July 9, 1996, with Ken Keay - MWRA. Second leg, 21st USGS-MWRA-USCG cruise (FA 96012): long-term currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical sediment characteristics monitoring.


Start Date: 1996-07-09

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1996-07-09

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

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

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring recovered: 1 (#469 deployed FA 96012 WHITE HEATH Jun. 11, 1996).

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: Prepared from planning activity form and mooring log.

Location Map:


photo of White Heath
White Heath


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - piston --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Sediment traps --- Geology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1996-049-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)