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.

Vehicle(s):

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:

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/.

Data Acquired

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