USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-003-FA

Other ID: MH50-06

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: Dissolved Oxygen, Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover an instrumented tripod (#805) at Massachusetts Bay Station A. Collect sediment cores at Stations 2 and 3. Deploy oxygen probe and benthic chambers. Collect water samples for determination of radium and radon concentrations.


Start Date: 2006-02-08

Start Port/Location: Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

End Date: 2006-02-08

End Port/Location: Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, Benthic Chambers, DGPS, Digital camera, Water sampler, Bottom tripod

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: All activities were carried out successfully.

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, John Crusius, Dirk Koopmans, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
J. Goudreau - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Sea-going scientists: S. Baldwin, D. Blackwood, J. Borden, Mike Bothner, M. Casso, J. Crusius, D. Koopmans, Marinna Martini, R. Rendigs.
Project = Coastal Processes - Environmental Change in the NE U.S., Coastal Processes - Environmental Change in the NE U.S.

Location Map:


photo of Marcus Hanna
Marcus Hanna


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Oxygen profiling system from Sayles --- Dissolved Oxygen
Benthic Chambers --- Experiments
DGPS --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
2006-003-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2006-003-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)