USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-031-FA

Other ID: MH41C-03

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover Tripod #697 from Boston, #699 from Scituate.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2003-05-21

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 2003-05-23

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, SCUBA, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#697 and 699 deployed FA 02046 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 22-25, 2002).

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Casso, Dirk Koopmans, Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Lary Ball - Diver

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden - Deck Boss; Dann Blackwood - Lead Diver; Marinna Martini - Deckhand; Dirk Koopmans - Deckhand; Michael Casso - Sed Traps; Robert Barton - MOB and Post Cruise.
Project = MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series, MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.4 South: 42.15 West: -70.8 East: -70.6

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/.

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: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/266/.

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
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
SCUBA --- Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2003-031-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)