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):

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

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.


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 Map:


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


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)