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Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-035-FA

Other ID: MARL-90-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy current moorings in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays to study circulation patterns. Instruments supplement moored array currently deployed by WHOI and UNH as part of Massachusetts Bays program.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1990-09-11

End Date: 1990-09-13

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 4 (#352, 353, 354 and 355 all recovered FA 91001 OCEANUS Jan. 14-15, 1991).

Staff: Kendall Banks, Bradford Butman, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Jim Irish
Ken Morey
John Woods (University of New Hampshire)

Notes:

Location:

Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Basin, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.37229841 South: 41.92487316 West: -70.48874791 East: -70.24520874

Platform(s):


Marlin

Publications

Bothner, M.H., and Butman, Bradford (eds.), 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., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1302.

Hotchkiss, F.S., and Signell, R.P., 1991, Average near-bottom currents in Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay measured with Woodhead drifters; progress report for drifters released Sept. 1990 through May 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File-Report 91-361, 14 p., URL: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr91361.

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.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1990-035-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 353; 19900913-19910115)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1990-035-FA-OM-001 (Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)

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