Other ID: W17-95
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objective of the program is to conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay. This cruise will be the 17th in a program jointly funded by the USGS and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The U.S. Coast Guard is generously providing ship time and at-sea support. Time-series sediment traps and a remotely operated suspended matter sampler will be deployed on the subsurface mooring.
Start Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA
End Port/Location: USCG Base, Boston, MA
Start Date: 1995-02-14
End Date: 1995-02-15
Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform, Corer - piston, Sediment traps, Camera- deep sea, Osprey camera system
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#445 and 446 deployed FA 94015 WHITE HEATH Oct. 4-5, 1994). Moorings deployed: 3 (#450, 451 and 452, all recovered FA 95032 WHITE HEATH Jun. 13-14, 1995).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, Brenton B. Taylor
Wendy Leo (MWRA - Recovery and Deployment; Sediment sampling and subsampling)
Fred Sayles (WHOI - Sediment sampling and subsampling)
Joanne Goudreau (WHOI - Sediment sampling and subsampling)
Steve Smith (WHOI - Sediment sampling and subsampling)
Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report and mooring logs; no post-field activity report found. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner (Recovery and Deployment; Sediment sampling and subsampling), Michael Casso (Recovery and Deployment; Sediment sampling and subsampling), Peter Gill (Recovery and Deployment; Sediment sampling and subsampling), Marinna Martini (Recovery and Deployment), Joseph Newell (Recovery and Deployment), Richard Rendigs (Recovery and Deployment; Sediment sampling and subsampling), William Strahle (Recovery and Deployment), Brenton Taylor (Recovery and Deployment; Sediment sampling and subsampling).
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
|North: 43||South: 42.25||West: -70.8||East: -70.75|
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|
|Corer - piston||---||Geology|
|Osprey camera system||---||Photo|
|Camera- deep sea||---||Photo||1995-017-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 450; 19950214-19950613)|
|Bottom platform||---||Mooring (physical oceanography)||1995-017-FA-OM-001 ( Western MAss Bay mooring data)|