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Field Activity Details for field activity 1992-002-FA

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Other ID: W8-92

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Continuation of tests of DGPS navigation systems. Recover and redeploy an instrumented tripod, a surface mooring, and a near surface current meter. Sediment samples collected with hydraulically damped gravity corer and Van Veen grab sampler.


Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Start Date: 1992-02-11

End Date: 1992-02-12

Equipment Used: Slow corer, DGPS, Van Veen grab sampler, Sediment traps, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 1 (#390 deployed FA 91036 WHITE HEATH Oct. 16-17, 1991). Moorings deployed: 2 (#396 and 397 recovered FA 92008 WHITE HEATH Jun. 2-4, 1992).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Adam Brown, Susan Carter, Marinna Martini, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Wendy Smith - MWRA?

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Adam Brown, Marilyn ten Brink, Susie Carter (alternate), Marinna Martini, Carol Parmenter, Rick Rendigs, Bill Strahle.
Information from Foghorn: Damped corer, Van Veen Grab sampler, time-series sediment trap, 8 tube traps, 1 Anderson trap, Boston Harbor LNB: 42d22.6035 N, 70d46.991 W. Subsurface Mooring 3902 (VMCM, SeaCat).;


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

North: 42.39818 South: 42.08192 West: -70.6536 East: -69.90601


photo of White Heath
White Heath


Bothner, M.H., Buchholtz ten Brink, M.R., Butman, B., Knebel, H.J., Manheim, F.T., and Signell, R.P., 1994, Circulation and contaminant transport in Massachusetts coastal waters—A summary of achievements and future plans: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-649,

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.,

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:

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., Hastings, M.E., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Rendigs, R.R., and Strahle, W.S., 2009, Long-term oceanographic observations in Massachusetts Bay, 1989 - 2006 (version 3): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 74,

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,

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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Slow corer --- Geology
DGPS --- Navigation
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
Sediment traps --- Geology
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1992-002-FA-OM-001 (Western Mass Bay mooring data)

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