Other ID: MH46-04
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Affiliate Investigator(s): William Martin (WHOI)
Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: Temperature, Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchanged long-term moorings at Station A off Boston. Collected 8 sediment cores. Deployed and recovered oxygen profiler. Deployed benthic chambers.
Start Date: 2004-09-22
Start Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
End Date: 2004-09-23
End Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
Equipment Used: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor, Benthic Chambers, GPS (wh), Video camera - deep sea, Corer - piston, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Digital camera, Camera- deep sea, Current
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Exchanged long-term moorings at Station A off Boston. Moorings deployed: 2 (#774 recovered adrift, FA 04065 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Dec. 31, 2004; #775 recovered FA 05003 ABBIE BURGESS Feb. 5-6, 2005). Moorings recovered: 3 (#766, 767 with film, and 768, all deployed FA 04026 MARCUS HANNA May 19-20, 2004). Recovered 38 sediment trap samples. Collected 3 cores from Station 2 (sandy) and 5 cores from Station 3 (muddy).
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Brian Buczkowski, Michael Casso, Dirk Koopmans, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Mike Bothner, Brian Buczkowski, Michael Casso, Dirk Koopmans, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane. All assisted in instrument deployment and recovery, and sample collection at sea.
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/.
Bothner, M.H., Butman, Bradford, and Casso, Michael A., 2010, Review of oceanographic and geochemical data collected in Massachusetts Bay during a large discharge of total suspended solids from Boston's sewage-treatment system and ocean outfall in August 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1050, 11 p. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1050/.
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/.