USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-011-FA

Other ID: W26-98

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

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.

Vehicle(s):

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

Affiliate Staff:
From WHOI: Scott Birdwistle
Tim Kenna; From Industry: David Fitzpatrick

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.
Project = The Massachusetts Bay Experiment, The Massachusetts Bay Experiment

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of White Heath
White Heath

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Oxygen profiling system from Sayles --- Dissolved Oxygen
DGPS --- Navigation
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1998-011-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 516; 19980210-19980617)
1998-011-FA-PH-002 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 516 BOSTON 1-225, TRIPOD 516 BOSTON 226-425, TRIPOD 516 BOSTON 426-620, TRIPOD 516 BOSTON 621-784, )
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1998-011-FA-OM-001 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 516 BOSTON 1-225, TRIPOD 516 BOSTON 226-425, TRIPOD 516 BOSTON 426-620, TRIPOD 516 BOSTON 621-784, )
1998-011-FA-OM-002 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)