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Summary Information for Field Activity 2001-022-FA

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

Dates: February 13, 2001 to February 14, 2001

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: Exchange moorings, collect sediment samples for long-term monitoring and for analysis of pore water, and deploy oxygen profiler.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Photography;

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

Summary: This was cruise #35 for this program. The subsurface mooring at Scituate did not come up. One release was dead, the other talked but would not release. One NOPP tripod at Scituate also would not come up. Plans for diving from the CHRISTOPHER ANDREW are underway. Moorings recovered: 5 (#630, 631, 632 and 634, all deployed FA 00004 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 26-28, 2000; #636 deployed FA 00085 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Nov. 14, 2000). Moorings deployed: 4 (#637, 638 and 639, all recovered FA 01023 MARCUS HANNA May 23-24, 2001; #640 recovered FA 01061 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Jun. 20, 2001).

Contact: Michael Casso (
Fran Lightsom (

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-2-01-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., 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

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

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

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