Other ID: W23-97
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
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