Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-057-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Ware - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy NOPP surface mooring #734 off Scituate, MA.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2003-08-27

End Date: 2003-08-27

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#734 recovered FA 04016 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 4-5, 2004). Mooring repositioned by Capt. Frank Mirarchi, Dec. 15 and 11, 2003 and again in Jan. 2004 when ice on buoy and damaged antenna were noted. Final position 42d 09.620N, 070d 38.550W.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This is a WHOI cruise with no USGS personnel aboard.


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

North: 42.2 South: 42.15 West: -70.65 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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p., 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: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2003-057-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program