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Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-017-FA

Other ID: W25-97

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): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, 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.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Start Date: 1997-09-23

End Date: 1997-09-24

Equipment Used: Van Veen grab sampler, Osprey camera system, Sediment traps, Slow corer, Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#501 and 502, both deployed FA 97016 WHITE HEATH Jun. 10, 1997). Moorings deployed: 2 (#507 and 508, both recovered FA 98011 WHITE HEATH Feb. 10, 1998).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Peter W. Gill, Marinna Martini, Shannon McDaniel, Andrew McIntire, Richard Rendigs, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Fred Sayles
Joanne Goudreau - WHOI; Ken Keay - MWRA; Dave Fitzpatrick - McLane Associates

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Peter Gill, Marinna Martini, Shannon McDaniel, Andrew McIntire, Richard Rendigs, Brendt Taylor, and alternate.

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.4 South: 42.15 West: -70.85 East: -70.5

Platform(s):

photo of White Heath
White Heath

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.

Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., and Bothner, M.H., 2004, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay—June 1997 to June 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 87, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds87.

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: https://doi.org/10.3133/ds74_v2.

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, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds74.

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds266.

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
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Video
Sediment traps --- Geology
Slow corer --- Geology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1997-017-FA-PH-002 (DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 1-200, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 201-300, )
1997-017-FA-NL-001 (DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 1-200, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 201-300, )
1997-017-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 507; 19970923-19980210)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1997-017-FA-OM-002 (Western Mass Bay mooring data)
1997-017-FA-OM-001 (DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 1-200, TRIPOD 507 BOSTON 201-300, )

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