USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-048-FA

Other ID: IB A-48-00-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Scituate, Masschusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dan Frye - WHOI

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy NOPP Tripod and Mooring with WHOI; recover USGS Tripod #593 that failed to respond in Feb. USGS divers will be utilized.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2000-03-28

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 2000-03-29

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#615 recovered FA 00003 MARCUS HANNA May 9-10, 2000). Mooring recovered: 1 (#593 deployed FA 99009 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 22, 1999).

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Lary Ball - WHOI
Jonathan Ware - WHOI
Paul Bouchard - WHOI

Notes: This is a joint cruise, concerning our involvement with the NOPP Acoustic Modem Project. We will also be using the time to recover our Scituate Tripod that did not respond during the Feb. turnaround. Divers will be used for this recovery. Data Curator: WHOI.
Project = NOPP, NOPP

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew

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: 89 URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.

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/.

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
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2000-048-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)