USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-044-FA

Other ID: MH28-98

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): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchange moorings off Boston and Scituate. Collect sediment cores and sediment-oxygen profiles near the future sewage outfall location. Collect water samples at the surface and bottom at the mooring site.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1998-09-30

Start Port/Location: Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

End Date: 1998-10-01

End Port/Location: Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, DGPS, Mooring tripod, Corer - piston, Osprey camera system, Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: All moored instruments were turned around without incident. High quality cores were collected at each station. Corer performed as designed. Moorings recovered: 4 (#529, 530, 531 and 532, all deployed FA 98028 MARCUS HANNA Jun. 17-19, 1998). Moorings deployed: 4 (#540, 541, 542 and 543, all recovered FA 99007 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 10-11, 1999).

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Peter W. Gill, Roger Hubbell, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Christopher Sommerfield

Affiliate Staff:
Day 1: Lisa Borden; Lary Ball (WHOI - Diver). Day 2: Joanne Goudreau (WHOI - oxygen profiler).

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Day 1: Jonathan Borden, Lisa Borden, Mike Bothner, Peter Gill, Hubbell, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Chris Sommerfield. Day 2: Mike Bothner, Peter Gill, Hubbell, Richard Rendigs, Chris Sommerfield.
Project = Pollutant and Sediment Transport in Massachusetts Bay, Pollutant and Sediment Transport in Massachusetts Bay

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Marcus Hanna
Marcus Hanna

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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.

Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., and Bothner, M.H., 2004, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay; June 1998 to May 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 96, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2004/96/.

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.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Oxygen profiling system from Sayles --- Dissolved Oxygen
DGPS --- Navigation
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Corer - piston --- Geology
1998-044-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1998-044-FA-PH-002 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 540 BOSTON 1-256, TRIPOD 540 BOSTON 257-519, TRIPOD 540 BOSTON 520-779, TRIPOD 540 BOSTON 780-788, )
1998-044-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 540; 19980930-19990210)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1998-044-FA-OM-001 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 540 BOSTON 1-256, TRIPOD 540 BOSTON 257-519, TRIPOD 540 BOSTON 520-779, TRIPOD 540 BOSTON 780-788, )
1998-044-FA-OM-002 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)