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

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/.

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: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266, Version 1.0, DVD-ROM, 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.

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)