USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-032-FA

Other ID: MH46-04

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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.

Vehicle(s):

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

Affiliate Staff:
From WHOI: William Martin and Joanne Goudreau

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.
Project = Massachusetts Bay Circulation and Contaminant Transport, Massachusetts Bay Circulation and Contaminant Transport

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Abbie Burgess
Abbie Burgess

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor --- Dissolved Oxygen
Benthic Chambers --- Experiments
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Corer - piston --- Geology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Temperature
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-032-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
2004-032-FA-PH-002 ( film collection of TRIPOD 775; 20040922-20050209)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2004-032-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)