USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-044-FA

Other ID: CA97-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Scituate, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Bradford Butman

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy tripod #509 and sediment trap mooring off Scituate, Massachusetts.


Start Date: 1997-10-23

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 1997-10-23

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#509 recovered FA 98019 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Mar. 25, 1998). Deployed tripod (with ADCP) and subsurface mooring (with time-series sediment trap). Water depth 22 m. Tripod: 42 09.744 N; 70 38.403 W. Subsurface: 42 09.755; 70 38.406 W.

Staff: Bradford Butman, John Evans, Peter W. Gill, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = The Massachusetts Bay Experiment, The Massachusetts Bay Experiment

Location Map:


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1997-044-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)