USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-061-FA

Other ID: IB A-1-01-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Rescue tripod; repair tripod.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2001-06-20

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 2001-06-20

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#640 deployed FA 01022 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 13-14, 2001; #648 deployed FA 01023 MARCUS HANNA May 23, 2001). Mooring deployed: 1 (#660 recovered FA 01086 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Dec. 14, 2001).

Staff: Ben Gutierrez, Arthur Hardy-Doubleday, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI Divers: Lary Ball
Stephen Cross

Notes: Project = MWRA Long-Term Monitoring Program, MWRA Long-Term Monitoring Program

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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. 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: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, 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
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2001-061-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)