Other ID: W9-92
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay. LNB Buoy: 42d22.63N, 70d47.07W. Tripod 396. LNB Buoy: 42d22.61N, 70d46.96W. Subsurface Moorings 3971 and 3972 (2 VMCM, Seacat). LNB Buoy: 42d22.63N, 70d47.07W. Tripod 4001. LNB Buoy: 42d22.6092N, 70d46.9614W. Subsurface 4011 and 4012 (2 VMCM, 3 Seacat).
Start Port/Location: Boston, MA
End Port/Location: Boston, MA
Start Date: 1992-06-02
End Date: 1992-06-02
Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Sediment traps, Bottom platform
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#396 and 397 deployed FA 92002 WHITE HEATH Feb. 11-12, 1992). Moorings deployed: 2 (#400 and 401 recovered FA 92026 WHITE HEATH Oct. 20-21, 1992).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Marinna Martini, Chuck Mason, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle
Notes: Currents and sediment transport measurements will be made with moored equipment. Information derived from pre-field activity report and mooring log. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Marinna Martini, Chuck Mason, Carol Parmenter, Craig Peters, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle.
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
|North: 42.4||South: 42.3||West: -70.8||East: -70.7|
Bothner, M.H., Buchholtz ten Brink, M.R., Butman, B., Knebel, H.J., Manheim, F.T., and Signell, R.P., 1994, Circulation and contaminant transport in Massachusetts coastal waters—A summary of achievements and future plans: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-649, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr94649.
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., 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 Lang, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, version 2, 1989 - 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 265, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds265.
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.