Field Activity 1996-049-FA

Identifier 1996-049-FA
Alternate names W21B-96
Purpose Sampling and coring rescheduled from June 11 cruise (FA 96012) to July 9, 1996, with Ken Keay - MWRA. Second leg, 21st USGS-MWRA-USCG cruise (FA 96012): long-term currents, sediment transport, and physical/chemical sediment characteristics monitoring.
Location Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Summary Mooring recovered: 1 (#469 deployed FA 96012 WHITE HEATH Jun. 11, 1996).
Info derived Samples and chemical analysis;
Comments Prepared from planning activity form and mooring log.
White Heath
Length: 133 feet; Beam: 30 feet.
Start Boston, MA 1996-07-09
End Boston, MA 1996-07-09
Days in the field 1
West -70.8
East -70.75
North 42.4
South 42.25


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Michael Bothner
Crew members
Richard R Rendigs
Scientist, Staff
Michael Casso
Scientist, Staff
Marinna A Martini
Scientist, Staff
Banks, Emily
Scientist, Staff
Taylor, Brenton B.
Scientist, Staff
William J. Strahle
Scientist, Staff
Newell, Joseph S.
Scientist, Staff
Peter W. Gill
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff Peter Clay, Doug Dooner - Mooring Systems; Robert Catalano - Benthos

Data types and categories

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


RCV:469; DEP:;

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
DGPS Navigation (no data reported)
Van Veen grab sampler Geology (no data reported)
Slow corer Geology (no data reported)
Osprey camera system Photo, Video (no data reported)
Sediment traps Geology (no data reported)
Bottom platform Mooring (physical oceanography) 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1996-049-FA-OM-001 Bottom platform Western Mass Bay mooring data Ellyn Montgomery


Samples collected during this field activity