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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-028-FA

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Other ID: MH41B-03

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), Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy Scituate tripod and subsurface mooring, recover NOPP surface mooring, and recover Scituate tripod and subsurface mooring.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2003-04-23

End Date: 2003-04-23

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform, Mooring tripod, Sediment traps, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#709 and 710 both recovered FA 03043 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 24-25, 2003). Moorings recovered: 1 (#698 deployed FA 02046 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 22-25, 2002). NOPP Buoy recovered. Tripod (#688) did not release.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Brian Buczkowski, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden - Deck Boss; Marinna Martini - Deck; Brian Buczkowski - Deck; Richard Rendigs - Honjo Traps, Deck; Michael Casso - Sediment Traps, Deck.
Project = MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series, MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series


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

North: 42.25 South: 42.15 West: -70.7 East: -70.6


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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,

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)
2003-028-FA-OM-001 (Western Mass Bay mooring data)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Sediment traps --- Geology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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