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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-032-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Steve Anderson, Rick Trask, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Information Specialist(s): Bradford Butman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings in Stellwagen Basin for internal wave experiment. Conduct hydrographic survey.


Start Port/Location: Portland, ME

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1998-08-30

End Date: 1998-09-03

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform, SBE 9 CTD

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS moorings recovered in Massachusetts Bay - Station A: Mooring 539 (surface buoy); Station B: Mooring 536 (surface buoy), 537 (tripod), 538 (subsurface); Station C: Mooring 533 (surface buoy), 534 (subsurface), 535 (tripod); 67 CTD casts. Moorings recovered: 7 (#533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538 and 539 all deployed FA 98031 ARGO MAINE Aug. 3-7, 1998).

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Bradford Butman, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:
Rick Trask
Will Ostrom
Bob Weller
Jason Gobat - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Jonathan Borden; Joseph Newell (loading/unloading).
Project = Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Mapping, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Mapping


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

North: 42.4167 South: 42.1667 West: -70.6667 East: -70.25


photo of Argo Maine
Argo Maine


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:

Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Anderson, S.P., Lightsom, F.L., Scotti, A., and Beardsley, R.C., 2006, The Massachusetts Bay internal wave experiment, August 1998; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 85, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL:

Scotti, A., Beardsley, R.C., Butman, B., and Pineda, J., 2008, Shoaling of nonlinear internal waves in Massachusetts Bay: Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, v. 113 no. C08031, doi: 10.1029/2008JC004726.

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
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1998-032-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay IWAVE mooring data)

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