USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-028-FA

Other ID: MH41B-03

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy Scituate tripod and subsurface mooring, recover NOPP surface mooring, and recover Scituate tripod and subsurface mooring.


Start Date: 2003-04-23

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 2003-04-23

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom tripod, Mooring tripod, Sediment traps, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#709 and 710 both recovered FA 03043 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 24-25, 2003). Moorings recovered: 1 (#698 deployed FA 02046 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 22-25, 2002). NOPP Buoy recovered. Tripod (#688) did not release.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Brian Buczkowski, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden - Deck Boss; Marinna Martini - Deck; Brian Buczkowski - Deck; Richard Rendigs - Honjo Traps, Deck; Michael Casso - Sediment Traps, Deck.
Project = MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series, MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series


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

North: 42.25 South: 42.15 West: -70.7 East: -70.6


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:

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)
2003-028-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Sediment traps --- Geology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)