USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-032-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Steve Anderson, Rick Trask, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Information Specialist(s): Bradford Butman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings in Stellwagen Basin for internal wave experiment. Conduct hydrographic survey.


Start Date: 1998-08-30

Start Port/Location: Portland, ME

End Date: 1998-09-03

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: SBE 9 CTD, DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS moorings recovered in Massachusetts Bay - Station A: Mooring 539 (surface buoy); Station B: Mooring 536 (surface buoy), 537 (tripod), 538 (subsurface); Station C: Mooring 533 (surface buoy), 534 (subsurface), 535 (tripod); 67 CTD casts. Moorings recovered: 7 (#533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538 and 539 all deployed FA 98031 ARGO MAINE Aug. 3-7, 1998).

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Bradford Butman, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:
Rick Trask
Will Ostrom
Bob Weller
Jason Gobat - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Jonathan Borden; Joseph Newell (loading/unloading).
Project = Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Mapping, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Mapping

Location Map:


photo of Argo Maine
Argo Maine


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1998-032-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay IWAVE mooring data)