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Summary Information for Field Activity 1991-003-FA

Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Basin, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: January 31, 1991 to February 01, 1991

Chief scientist: Bill Strahle

   James Irish - UNH

Objectives: Deploy surface buoys and instrumentation at 6 sites in greater Massachusetts Bay. This winter experiment is designed to study the resuspension and transport of fine-grained sediments by winter storms.

Type of Activity: Mooring work; Sampling;

Information to be derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary: Deployed USGS Moorings: 4 (#369, 370, 371 and 372). Box cores: 8. Deployed UNH surface buoy and current meters: 2. Deployed UNH pressure gauge: 1. Deployed Surface drifters: 2 (#8172 and 8173).

Contact: Bill Strahle (bstrahle@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier O-34-91-CD. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/07/awards.html

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Publications resulting from these data

Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C.,2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p.. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/)

Hotchkiss, Frances S., and Signell, Richard P.,1991, Average near-bottom currents in Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay measured with Woodhead drifters; progress report for drifters released Sept. 1990 through May 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File-Report 91-361, 14 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr91361)

Warner, J. C., Butman, B., and Dalyander, P. S.,2008, Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28, no. 2: p. 257-282. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2007.08.008)

Warner, John C., Sherwood, Christopher R., Signell, Richard P., Harris, Courtney K., and Arango, Hernan G.,2008, Development of a three-dimensional, regional, coupled wave, current, and sediment-transport model: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34, no. 10: p. 1284-1306. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.012)


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