USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-023-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Dive for remains of collapsed mooring 787. Inspect tripod 786 and mooring 788 to determine their status after the northeast storm of 5/25/05.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2005-06-02

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 2005-06-03

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Digital camera, DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Bottom instruments (seacat, VMCM and Honjo) of mooring 787 successfully recovered. Divers report tripod is upright. Subsurface mooring 788 releases report that the mooring is upright.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Massachuestts Bay Long-Term, Massachuestts Bay Long-Term

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.4 South: 42.33 West: -71.166 East: -70.666

Platform(s):

photo of Looney
Looney

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/.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
2005-023-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2005-023-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)