USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-073-FA

Other ID: ATL6-1B; IB A-1-01-NB

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Fred Grassle, Rutgers University

Information Specialist(s): Michael Bothner

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: We collected sediment samples using ALVIN from the Sludge Max Site in the 106 Mile Dumpsite for sewage sludge. Samples were also collected from Grassle's long-term Station 6 by box coring, and from the head of Hudson Canyon from ALVIN. This is a cooperative multidisciplinary and multi-institutional program. Five dives were completed. This cruise was part of the Ocean Exploration Initiative that NOAA is proposing for future federal funding.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2001-09-16

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2001-09-21

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Push corer (wh), DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Alvin FLUFF samples were collected on three dives. Fluff samples from 5 box cores from MMS Station 6 were collected. Core sections were split for metals, organic geochemistry and Clostridium perfringens analysis.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:
Fred Grassle (chief scientist)
Rose Petrecca - Rutgers; Lee Ferguson - SUNY-Stony Brook

Notes:
Project = Fate of heavy metals in deep sea sediments, Fate of heavy metals in deep sea sediments

Location:

Hudson Canyon, Deep Water Dump Site 106 (DWDS106), United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 40.5 South: 39 West: -77 East: -72

Platform(s):

photo of Atlantis II
Atlantis II
photo of Alvin
Alvin

Publications

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Geology
2001-073-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
DGPS --- Navigation