USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-023-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Scituate, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover Boston and Scituate tripods.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2004-04-07

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 2004-04-08

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, SCUBA, Bottom tripod, Digital camera, DGPS

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Success. Recovered Tripods: 2 (#717 and 719 both deployed FA 03043 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 24-25, 2003).

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden, Deck Boss; Charles Worley, Dive Master; Richard Rendigs, Diver; Dann Blackwood, Diver; Robert Barton, MOB; Marinna Martini, MOB; Stephen Ruane, MOB.
Project = Massachusetts Bay Experiment, Massachusetts Bay Experiment

Location Map:

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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. 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: 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/.

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.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
SCUBA --- Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2004-023-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-023-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation