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Summary Information for Field Activity 1998-028-FA

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

Dates: June 17, 1998 to June 19, 1998

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: Exchange moorings near the future outfall site in western Massachusetts Bay and off Scituate. Collect about 28 sediment cores from Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay. Collect oxygen profiles in sediments.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Photography;

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

Summary: The MARCUS HANNA has dynamic positioning which removed the problems of drift as cores were taken. Raja Ganeshram collected interstitial water from Stations 8 and 7. The slow corer should be modified for use in the very soft sediment of Cape Cod Bay in future studies. The corer sank into the bottom several cm before sufficient sediment strength was encountered to support the instrument. Either snowshoes should be attached to the feet or the legs should be lengthened. Moorings deployed: 4 (#529, 530, 531 and 532, all recovered FA 98044 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, 1998). Moorings recovered: 4 (#516 and 517 deployed FA 98011 WHITE HEATH Feb. 10, 1998; #518 and 519 deployed FA 98019 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Mar. 25, 1998).

Contact: Peter Gill (pgill@usgs.gov)
Fran Lightsom (flightsom@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-28-98-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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

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Platform Info:
MARCUS HANNA

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., Alexander, P.S., and Bothner, M.H.,2004, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay; June 1998 to May 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 96, DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2004/96/)

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/)

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N.,2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266, Version 1.0, DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/266/)

Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Anderson, S.P., Lightsom, F.L., Scotti, A., and Beardsley, R.C.,2006, The Massachusetts Bay internal wave experiment, August 1998; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 85, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/85/)

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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