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Summary Information for Field Activity 1999-007-FA

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

Dates: February 10, 1999 to February 11, 1999

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: Exchange moorings at two locations and collect sediment cores at two long-term monitoring stations. We made measurements of oxygen profiles at the sediment stations. Water samples were collected for total suspended matter measurements at the surface and bottom at Station 3.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Photography;

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

Summary: Divers were not needed. All moorings were recovered without incident. K. von der Heydt tested the radio modem from the ship to a tower near Marshfield. Moorings recovered: 4 (#540, 541, 542 and 543 all deployed FA 98044 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, 1998). Moorings deployed: 4 (#551, 552 and 553, all recovered FA 99008 MARCUS HANNA May 11-12, 1999; #554 recovered FA 99040 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW May 26, 1999).

Contact: Fran Lightsom (flightsom@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-7-99-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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

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Platform Info:
photo of MARCUS HANNA
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/)

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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Western Mass Bay mooring data

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