USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-019-FA

Other ID: W26B-98

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy two moorings (#518 and 519) and recover mooring #509 off Scituate, Massachusetts.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1998-03-25

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 1998-03-25

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Sediment traps, ADCP, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Surface markers were deployed north and south of this mooring site. Mooring recovered: 1 (#509 deployed FA 97044 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Oct. 23, 1997). Moorings deployed: 2 (#518 and 519 recovered FA 98028 MARCUS HANNA Jun. 17-19, 1998).

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner, Bradford Butman, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:

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

Location:

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

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

Platform(s):

photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew

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: 89 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: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds74/.

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.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Sediment traps --- Geology
ADCP --- Current
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1998-019-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)