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Summary Information for Field Activity 1991-005-FA

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

Dates: February 12, 1991 to February 13, 1991

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: This cruise will be the fifth in the two year 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. 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.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis
Suspended sediment concentrations

Summary: Moorings recovered: 2 (#358 and 359, both deployed FA 90041 WHITE HEATH Oct. 23-24, 1990). Moorings deployed: 2 (#374 and 375, both recovered FA 91016 WHITE HEATH June 11-12, 1991).

Contact: Mike Bothner (mbothner@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-1-91-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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

Click to get Google Software - Download 91005.kml to view this field activity in Google Earth

Platform Info:
photo of WHITE HEATH
WHITE HEATH

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/)

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S.,2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds74/)

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)

Butman, B., Sherwood, C.R., and Dalyander, P.S.,2008, Northeast storms ranked by wind stress and wave-generated bottom stress observed in Massachusetts Bay, 1990-2006: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28, no. 10-11: p. 1231-1245. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2008.02.010)

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lang, W.N.,2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, Version 2, 1989 - 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 265, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/265/)

Data Types and Locations:

LogsOceanographic Measurements

Western Mass Bay mooring data

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