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Summary Information for Field Activity 1987-020-FA

Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 12, 1987 to May 12, 1987

Chief scientist: Brad Butman

Objectives: To recover three surface buoys with current meters at three location in Massachusetts Bay. The instruments were deployed as part of a study of currents and sediment transport in western Massachusetts Bay, and were deployed in February on the R/V OCEANUS.

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Summary: The buoys and current meter moorings were recovered without incident. The instruments were unfouled. The Coast Guard buoy tender was extremely efficient at recovery. Surface salinity samples: 16. Moorings recovered: 3 (#320, 321 and 322, deployed FA 87005 OCEANUS Feb. 7, 1987).

Contact: Brad Butman (bbutman@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-1-87-BH. Visit this site for more information.

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