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Summary Information for Field Activity 1998-031-FA

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

Dates: August 03, 1998 to August 07, 1998

Chief scientist: Brad Butman

   Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Objectives: Deploy moorings in Massachusetts Bay for internal wave experiment. Conduct hydrographic survey.

Type of Activity:

Information to be derived: Time series data;

Summary: Instruments deployed at 3 sites in Massachusetts Bay - Station A: 1 surface buoy; Station B: 4 surface buoys, 2 subsurface moorings, 1 tripod; Station C: 1 surface buoy, 1 subsurface mooring, 1 tripod. Moorings deployed: 7 (#533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538 and 539 all recovered FA 98032 ARGO MAINE Aug. 30 - Sep. 1, 1998).

Contact: Brad Butman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier M-31-98-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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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

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

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

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

Scotti, A., Beardsley, R.C., Butman, B., and Pineda, J.,2008, Shoaling of nonlinear internal waves in Massachusetts Bay: Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, v. 113, no. C08031. (Also available at

Data Types and Locations:

LogsOceanographic Measurements

Mass Bay IWAVE mooring data



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