USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-020-FA

Other ID: MH41-03

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): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Video, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchange moorings and collect sediment samples. This is part of the long-term USGS-MWRA cooperative study.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2003-03-29

Start Port/Location: WHOI Dock, Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2003-03-31

End Port/Location: WHOI Dock, Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Corer - piston, Video camera - deep sea, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Temperature and salinity

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#707 and 708 both recovered FA 03043 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 24-25, 2003). Moorings recovered: 1 (#696 deployed FA 02046 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 22-25, 2002). New Boston tripod - Deployed (#708); New Boston Subsurface - Deployed (#707); Old Boston Subsurface - Recovered (#696); Coring - 2 sites at Station 3; No Scituate sites occupied due to weather. The Boston Tripod (#697) was not recovered.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Brian Buczkowski, Michael Casso, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Dirk Koopmans

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Originally scheduled for Feb. 5-6, this cruise has been rescheduled for March 29 to April 1. Divers will be mobilized only in the event of a failed mooring recovery.
Project = MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series, MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Connecticut
Connecticut

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., 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/.

Kalnejais, L.H., Martin, William R., Signell, Richard P., and Bothner, Michael H., 2007, Role of sediment resuspension in the remobilization of particulate-phase metals from coastal sediments: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 41 no. 7, doi: 10.1021/es061770z.

Martini, M., Butman, Bradford, and Mickelson, Michael J., 2007, Long-term performance of Aanderaa Optodes and Sea-Bird SBE-43 dissolved-oxygen sensors bottom mounted at 32 m in Massachusetts Bay: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, v. 24 no. 11, URL: http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.1175%2FJTECH2078.1.

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
Corer - piston --- Geology
2003-020-FA-SC-001 ( cores)
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Temperature