Other ID: W24-97
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: To conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments and suspended matter in western Massachusetts Bay.
Start Date: 1997-06-10
Start Port/Location: Boston, MA
End Date: 1997-06-10
End Port/Location: Boston, 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; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#495 and 496, both deployed FA 97015 WHITE HEATH Feb. 11-13, 1997). Moorings deployed: 2 (#501 and 502, both recovered FA 97017 WHITE HEATH Sep. 23-24, 1997).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Rebecca E. Deusser, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Shannon McDaniel, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, Brenton B. Taylor, Brent Zaprowski
Notes: Project = Pollutant Transport in Massachusetts Bay, Pollutant Transport in Massachusetts Bay
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.