Other ID: W26-98
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: western Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Information Specialist(s): Peter W. Gill
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchange 2 instrumented moorings. Collect sediment cores at 2 stations. Deploy sediment-oxygen profiler at 2 stations. Collect water samples at the surface and bottom at the mooring site.
Start Date: 1998-02-10
Start Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA
End Date: 1998-02-10
End Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, DGPS, 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 deployed: 2 (#516 and 517 recovered FA 98028 MARCUS HANNA Jun. 17-19, 1998). Moorings recovered: 2 (#507 and 508 deployed FA 97017 WHITE HEATH Sep. 23-24, 1997).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Peter W. Gill, Roger Hubbell, Marinna Martini, Shannon McDaniel, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs
Notes: This cruise is the 26th in a long-term study of the fate and transport of contaminants associated with treated sewage effluent from greater Boston. The new offshore outfall will be operational in the fall of 1998.
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.