USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-021-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy subsurface mooring #568 for MWRA cooperative.


Start Date: 1999-03-26

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 1999-03-26

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Depart Scituate 0730. On site 0900. Deploy mooring 0940. Return Scituate 1130. Mooring deployed: 1 (#568 recovered FA 99008 MARCUS HANNA May 11-12, 1999).

Staff: Bradford Butman, Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Marinna Martini - deploy fluorometer mooring.
Project = The Massachusetts Bay Experiment, The Massachusetts Bay Experiment


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

North: 42.38 South: 42.35 West: -70.79 East: -70.75


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


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:

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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1999-021-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)