Other ID: W23-97
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objective of the program is to conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay.
Start Date: 1997-02-11
Start Port/Location: Boston Harbor, MA
End Date: 1997-02-13
End Port/Location: Boston Harbor, MA
Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Osprey camera system, Sediment traps, Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: R. Rendigs, D. Blackwood (USGS divers) and S. Cross (WHOI) attached a retrieval line to the large tripod which would not release at site LNB. Hydraulically damped cores: 8 (4 each, Stations 2 and 3). Moorings recovered: 3 (#477, 478 and 480 deployed FA 96023 WHITE HEATH Oct. 1-2, 1996). Moorings deployed: 2 (#495 and 496 recovered FA 97016 WHITE HEATH Jun. 10, 1997).
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Shannon McDaniel, Andrew McIntire, Richard Rendigs, Brenton B. Taylor
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
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: 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: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds74/.
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: 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.