USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-063-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Christopher Sherwood

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy two tripods; CTD casts.


Start Date: 2009-08-13

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2009-08-13

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Digital camera, Grab sampler, Current, CTD, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed tripods 859 and 860, took samples at the tripod sites, and took 16 CTD casts.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Neil Kamal Ganju, Marinna Martini, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:
Jordan Landers (WHOI Summer Fellow);

Notes: Project = Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory - Measurements and Modeling Applications, Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory - Measurements and Modeling Applications


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

North: 41.69753 South: 41.52914 West: -70.8508 East: -70.65445


photo of Tioga


Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Thomas, J.A., Borden, J., Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E., Twomey, E., and Martini, M., 2011, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in West Falmouth Harbor and Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 2009-2010: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
2009-063-FA-PH-001 ( MOF assembly photos and deck photos (deployment and recovery).)
Grab sampler --- Biology
2009-063-FA-SC-001 ( Sediment grab samples from mooring sites.)
2009-063-FA-SC-001-02 ( Grain size analysis: Lab #s AX231, AX232, AX233, AX234, AX235, and AX236 in L. Poppes East Coast Sediments database.)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2009-063-FA-SC-001-01 ( Spreadsheet describing name, date, time, location, and depth of samples collected from mooring sites.)
2009-063-FA-GP-001 ( 14 CTD casts)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation