Field Activity 2004-032-FA

Identifier 2004-032-FA
Alternate names MH46-04
Purpose Exchanged long-term moorings at Station A off Boston. Collected 8 sediment cores. Deployed and recovered oxygen profiler. Deployed benthic chambers.
Location Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Summary Exchanged long-term moorings at Station A off Boston. Moorings deployed: 2 (#774 recovered adrift, FA 04065 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Dec. 31, 2004; #775 recovered FA 05003 ABBIE BURGESS Feb. 5-6, 2005). Moorings recovered: 3 (#766, 767 with film, and 768, all deployed FA 04026 MARCUS HANNA May 19-20, 2004). Recovered 38 sediment trap samples. Collected 3 cores from Station 2 (sandy) and 5 cores from Station 3 (muddy).
Info derived Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Comments Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Mike Bothner, Brian Buczkowski, Michael Casso, Dirk Koopmans, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane. All assisted in instrument deployment and recovery, and sample collection at sea. Project = Massachusetts Bay Circulation and Contaminant Transport, Massachusetts Bay Circulation and Contaminant Transport
Abbie Burgess
Length 175 feet
Start U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA 2004-09-22
End U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA 2004-09-23
Days in the field 2
West -70.91
East -70.58
North 42.5
South 42.25


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
Brian Buczkowski
Scientist, Staff
Dann S Blackwood
Scientist, Staff
Jonathan Borden
Scientist, Staff
Koopmans, Dirk
Scientist, Staff
Ruane, Stephen
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Frances L Lightsom
Specialist, Information
Michael Casso
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal William Martin (WHOI)
Affiliate staff From WHOI: William Martin and Joanne Goudreau

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Geochemical, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Time Series
Data type: CTD, Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Experiments (geochemical), Photo, Video, Navigation, Geology, Mooring (physical oceanography)


RCV: 766, 767, 768; DEP: 774, 775;

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor Dissolved Oxygen (no data reported)
Benthic Chambers Experiments (geochemical) (no data reported)
GPS (wh) Navigation (no data reported)
Video camera - deep sea Video (no data reported)
Temperature and salinity CTD, Temperature (no data reported)
Pressure Mooring (physical oceanography) (no data reported)
Slow corer Geology (no data reported)
Digital camera Photo 1
Camera- deep sea Photo 1
Current Mooring (physical oceanography) 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2004-032-FA-PH-001 Digital camera Deck photos of field activity operations Dann S Blackwood
2004-032-FA-PH-002 Camera- deep sea film collection of TRIPOD 775; 20040922-20050209 Nancy K. Soderberg
2004-032-FA-OM-001 Current Western Mass Bay mooring data Ellyn Montgomery


Samples collected during this field activity