Field Activity 1990-041-FA

Identifier 1990-041-FA
Alternate names W4-90
Purpose Conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay. Exchange tripod, subsurface mooring and near-surface current meter.
Location western Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary Moorings deployed: 2 (#358 and 359, recovered FA 91005 WHITE HEATH Feb. 12-13, 1991). Moorings recovered: 2 (#347 and 348 deployed FA 90016 WHITE HEATH Jul. 10-11, 1990).
Info derived Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Comments NO CRUISE REPORT, only detailed pre-cruise report available. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Adam Brown, Brad Butman, Fran Hotchkiss, Marinna Martini, Carol Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle, Magela Moffett. Information from Foghorn: Hydraulically damped corer, Van Veen grab, gravity corer, time-series sediment trap, suspended matter sampler, 8 tube traps, 1 Anderson trap mounted on a subsurface mooring, tripod and near-surface current meter.;
White Heath
Length: 133 feet; Beam: 30 feet.
Start USCG Base, Boston, MA 1990-10-23
End USCG Base, Boston, MA 1990-10-24
Days in the field 2
West -70.83698499
East -70.77518805
North 42.39650226
South 42.37274944


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Michael Bothner
Crew members
Michael Bothner
Scientist, Staff
Richard R Rendigs
Scientist, Staff
Frances L Lightsom
Scientist, Staff
Bradford Butman
Scientist, Staff
Marinna A Martini
Scientist, Staff
Brown, Adam
Scientist, Staff
Moffett, Magela
Scientist, Staff
Parmenter, Carol M.
Scientist, Staff
William J. Strahle
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff MWRA representative

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Time Series
Data type: Photo, Navigation, Geology, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Pre-cruise report Chief Scientist's pre-cruise report including personnel, purpose, work plan, equipment, and data to be collected.


RCV:347,348; DEP:358,359;

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Slow corer Geology (no data reported)
Van Veen grab sampler Geology (no data reported)
Gravity corer Geology 1
Sediment traps Geology (no data reported)
Loran-C Navigation (no data reported)
Camera- deep sea Photo 1
Raytheon radar Navigation (no data reported)
Bottom platform Mooring (physical oceanography) 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1990-041-FA-SC-001 Gravity corer CORE, TRAP samples Brian Buczkowski
1990-041-FA-PH-001 Camera- deep sea film collection of TRIPOD 358; 19901024-19910221 Nancy K. Soderberg
1990-041-FA-OM-001 Bottom platform Western Mass Bay mooring data Ellyn Montgomery


Samples collected during this field activity