Field Activity 1995-038-FA

Identifier 1995-038-FA
Alternate names W19-95
Purpose The objective of the program is to conduct long-term monitoring of currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical characteristics of sediments in western Massachusetts Bay.
Location Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Summary Moorings recovered: 3 (#459 and 460, deployed FA 95032 WHITE HEATH Jun. 13, 1995; #461 deployed FA 95035 WHITE HEATH Jul. 10, 1995). Moorings deployed: 2 (#462 and 463 partial recovery, FA 96007 WHITE HEATH Feb. 14-15, 1996, and #463 partial recovery FA 96019 WHITE HEATH Feb. 1, 1996).
Info derived Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;
Comments This cruise will be the 19th in a program jointly funded by the USGS and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The U.S. Coast Guard is generously providing ship time and at-sea support. Information derived from pre-cruise report; no post-cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Michael Casso, Peter Gill, Marinna Martini, Joseph Newell, Richard Rendigs, William Strahle, and Brenton Brendt Taylor (alternate: Aaron Johnson). Information from Foghorn: damped corer;Osprey video camera system;acoustic Doppler current profiler;Anderson trap;
White Heath
Length: 133 feet; Beam: 30 feet.
Start Boston, MA 1995-09-26
End Boston, MA 1995-09-27
Days in the field 2
West -70.8
East -70.75
North 42.4
South 42.35


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
Michael Casso
Scientist, Staff
Marinna A Martini
Scientist, Staff
Johnson, Aaron
Scientist, Staff
Taylor, Brenton B.
Scientist, Staff
William J. Strahle
Scientist, Staff
Newell, Joseph S.
Scientist, Staff
Peter W. Gill
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff Wendy Leo (MWRA), Fred Sayles (WHOI), Joanne Goudreau (WHOI)

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Current, Photo, Video, Navigation, Geology


RCV:459,460,461; DEP:462,463;

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Slow corer Geology (no data reported)
Sediment traps Geology (no data reported)
DGPS Navigation (no data reported)
Osprey camera system Photo, Video (no data reported)
ADCP Current 1
Camera- deep sea Photo 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1995-038-FA-OM-001 ADCP Western Mass Bay mooring data Ellyn Montgomery
1995-038-FA-PH-001 Camera- deep sea film collection of TRIPOD 462; 19950926-19960214 Nancy K. Soderberg


Samples collected during this field activity