USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-008-FA

Other ID: MH30-99

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, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchange moorings at two locations and collect sediment cores at two long-term monitoring stations. We will also make measurements of oxygen profiles at the sediment stations.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1999-05-11

Start Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

End Date: 1999-05-12

End Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, Mooring tripod, Corer - piston, Camera- deep sea, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Bottom tripod

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Divers used to recover tripod at Boston Buoy B. Moorings recovered: 4 (#551, 552 and 553, all deployed FA 99007 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 10-11, 1999; #568 deployed FA 99021 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Mar. 26, 1999). Moorings deployed: 4 (#569, 570, 571 and 572 all recovered FA 99009 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 21-22, 1999).

Staff: Patricia Baucom, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Bradford Butman, Jessica M. Cote, Brian Flynn, Peter W. Gill, Roger Hubbell, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Stace Beaulieu
Joanne Goudreau and Lary Ball - WHOI; MWRA representative ?

Notes: Divers will be needed only if the moorings fail to surface. Original Submitted By field contained: Mike Bothner; edited by J. Cote.

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/.

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.

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., Alexander, P.S., and Bothner, M.H., 2004, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay; May 1999 to September 1999; May 2000 to September 2000; and October 2001 to February 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 97, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2004/97/.

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
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Corer - piston --- Geology
1999-008-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1999-008-FA-PH-002 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 569 BOSTON 1-218, TRIPOD 569 BOSTON 219-441, TRIPOD 569 BOSTON 442-662, TRIPOD 569 BOSTON 663-784, )
1999-008-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 569; 19990511-19990921)
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1999-008-FA-OM-001 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 569 BOSTON 1-218, TRIPOD 569 BOSTON 219-441, TRIPOD 569 BOSTON 442-662, TRIPOD 569 BOSTON 663-784, )
1999-008-FA-OM-002 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)