Other ID: W1-89
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: To deploy an instrumented tripod, a subsurface mooring, and a near surface current meter from the Coast Guard's large navigation buoy at the approach to Boston Harbor. In addition, sediment samples will be collected with a Van Veen grab sampler at two locations near the proposed offshore outfall for Boston's sewage treatment plant. Objective is to begin long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay.
Start Port/Location: Coast Guard Support Center, Boston, MA
End Port/Location: Coast Guard Support Center, Boston, MA
Start Date: 1989-12-05
End Date: 1989-12-06
Equipment Used: Sediment traps, Mooring tripod, Camera- deep sea, Loran-C, Bottom platform
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Grab samples: 8-10; Moorings deployed: 2 (#338 and 339 recovered FA 90002 WHITE HEATH Mar. 27-29, 1990).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Adam Brown, Bradford Butman, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle
alternate: Ginger Fry
Notes: Major data recovery will occur when moorings are turned around in about 5 months. Information derived from pre-cruise report; no post cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Brad Butman, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle, Adam Brown; alternate: Ginger Fry.
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
|North: 43||South: 41.25||West: -71.5||East: -69|
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/.
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 Lang, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, Version 2, 1989 - 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 265, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/265/.
Warner, J.C., Butman, B., and Dalyander, P. S., 2008, Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28 no. 2, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2007.08.008.
Warner, J.C., Sherwood, Christopher R., Signell, Richard P., Harris, Courtney K., and Arango, Hernan G., 2008, Development of a three-dimensional, regional, coupled wave, current, and sediment-transport model: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.012.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Mooring tripod||---||Ground Truthing|
|Camera- deep sea||---||Photo||1989-035-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 338; 19891205-19900327)|
|Bottom platform||---||Mooring (physical oceanography)||1989-035-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)|