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):

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


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

North: 42.2 South: 42.15 West: -70.65 East: -70.6


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


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:

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:

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
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1997-044-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)