USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-017-FA

Other ID: W25-97

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, 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.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1997-09-23

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1997-09-24

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: 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 (#501 and 502, both deployed FA 97016 WHITE HEATH Jun. 10, 1997). Moorings deployed: 2 (#507 and 508, both recovered FA 98011 WHITE HEATH Feb. 10, 1998).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Shannon McDaniel, Andrew McIntire, Richard Rendigs, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Fred Sayles
Joanne Goudreau - WHOI; Ken Keay - MWRA; Dave Fitzpatrick - McLane Associates

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Peter Gill, Marinna Martini, Shannon McDaniel, Andrew McIntire, Richard Rendigs, Brendt Taylor, and alternate.

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of White Heath
White Heath

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Corer - piston --- Geology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Video
Sediment traps --- Geology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1997-017-FA-NL-001 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 1-200, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 201-300, )
1997-017-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 507; 19970923-19980210)
1997-017-FA-PH-002 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 1-200, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 201-300, )
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1997-017-FA-OM-001 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 1-200, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 201-300, )
1997-017-FA-OM-002 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)