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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: SBE 9 CTD, DGPS, Bottom platform

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., 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., 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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