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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-051-FA

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Other ID: CA-0301; IB A-51-01-MY

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover NOPP Test Tripod and Scituate Sub Surface Mooring #633. Both of these objectives will require Divers. Also recover NOPP Surface Buoy.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2001-03-20

End Date: 2001-03-20

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered surface buoy and subsurface mooring #633; were not able to locate tripod. Mooring recovered: 1 (#633 deployed FA 00004 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 26-28, 2000).

Staff: Robert Barton, Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Lawrence Poppe, Andree Ramsey, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Lary Ball - WHOI Diver

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden - Recovery Operations; Marinna Martini - Recovery Operations; Andree Ramsey, Larry Poppe, Richard R. Rendigs - Diving Operations; Joseph Newell - Warehouse Operations; Robert Barton - Vehicle Operations.
Project = Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts Bay


Scituate, Masschusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.38289401 South: 42.35566863 West: -70.80238711 East: -70.75950623


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Christopher Andrew


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,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2001-051-FA-OM-001 (Western Mass Bay mooring data)

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