Other ID: MH28-98
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
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.
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
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.
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., Alexander, P.S., and Bothner, M.H., 2004, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay; June 1998 to May 1999: 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: 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: 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.